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The Marlins have discussed Prince Fielder

Dec 2, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder walks back to the dugout after grounding out to the St. Louis Cardinals in the 8th inning in Game 6 of the MLB NLCS baseball playoffs in Milwaukee

Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi write today that the Marlins have “discussed Prince Fielder internally and done background work on his makeup.”  They add that “some club officials are indeed enamored of the idea” of putting Fielder in the same lineup as Mike Stanton.

This is somewhat tepid, I suppose, inasmuch as it doesn’t sound close to an offer, but the Marlins are nothing if not thorough this offseason.  One wonders what they don’t know about Fielder’s “makeup” at this point — the guy has been around for a long damn time now — but whatever.

Like most folks, I don’t think that Albert Pujols is going anyplace besides St. Louis. If the Marlins are intent on spending big for a big bat — and they did make an offer to Pujols — Fielder seems far more obtainable.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 2, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    “Ahh, I KNEW we were forgetting someone to kinda-sorta try to go for!”

  2. drmonkeyarmy - Dec 2, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Upon analysis the Marlins determined that Fielder is made up of 70% jelly doughnut and 30% raspberry scone.

  3. Kyle - Dec 2, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    I think they’re just trying to figure out if he’s vegan still or not.

  4. Old Gator - Dec 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    I would not sink the kind of money Fielder wants into him. Any athlete that obese, whatever his current disposition is, is putting unnatural pressure on his joints and ligaments, not to mention his heart. Somewhere down the line, given how fat he is (“portly” is polite but inaccurate in this case) there’s going to be an injury or just a breakdown that’s going to initiate the usual cascade of career-long DL holidays. It’d be a miracle, and not a minor one, if it didn’t catch up with him sooner rather than later. It’s just not worth it.

  5. cintiphil - Dec 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

    Didn’t “The Babe” die young? Maybe he had a beer belly, and he smoked cigars. I don’t think Prince has either of those habits.

  6. tomlotter1948 - Dec 2, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    If St. Louis is stupid enough to give Pujols that big money….well let them
    !!! He appears at least 34 or 35 years old…and may fade fast…

  7. btwicey - Dec 3, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    Apparently the marlins have expressed interest in 563 of the 994 major leaguers…

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