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Marlins “definitely not” in talks for Prince Fielder

Dec 7, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

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When Miami officially dropped out of the running for Albert Pujols, there were reports suggesting that they might shift that focus (and money) toward Prince Fielder. But it’s not happening.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Fish are “definitely not” in talks for Fielder.

Maybe that will change if negotiations fall through with lefty C.J. Wilson, but for now Miami can be counted out on both big-time free agent first basemen. Yes, Gaby Sanchez‘s job is safe.

Fielder’s market probably won’t fully develop until Pujols decides where to spend the rest of his career.

  1. dondada10 - Dec 7, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Could it be that they’re not in talks, yet?

  2. mojosmagic - Dec 7, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Could it be Prince isn’t Latin and can’t put Latino asses into seats.

    • davemac32001 - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:35 PM

      Of course mojo, that’s exactly right! That’s why they’re hot on C.J.Wilson, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell. Strong Latino players there…

      • dannymac17 - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:59 PM

        you got trolled, thumbs down

  3. tonyc920 - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    They can’t afford him. They dropped out of the pujols deal because they found out part of what they offered albert wasn’t legal in terms of the new collective bargaining agreement. incentives based on attendance and profitability – that’s a no-no.

  4. Jeff - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Of course not, he not Latino.

    • davemac32001 - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM

      Of course mojo – I mean Jeff, that’s exactly right! That’s why they’re hot on C.J.Wilson, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell. Strong Latino players there…

  5. Old Gator - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    I’m relieved. I’m not a big fan of (metaphorically speaking, Cur) morbidly obese sluggers who want to play real baseball instead of designatedhitterball. Let some other team doctor worry about his connective tissue.

  6. xmatt0926x - Dec 7, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Why would they not be in on Fielder after chasing so hard for an older Pujols who might only have half the good years that Fielder has left? Yeah he’s fat but he’s very athletic as opposed to a fat David Ortiz who can barely move. There’s a difference.

    • hammyofdoom - Dec 7, 2011 at 11:45 PM

      Saying David Ortiz is anywhere close to being as fat as Prince Fielder is an insult to Ortiz. I love Fielder, but DAMN he’s got a lot of weight on Papi, who is actually pretty damn svelte since his knee injuries cleared up. I woulda preferred a comparison to Dmitri Young with his name rolling around lately, but even he’s gotten skinny

    • randygnyc - Dec 7, 2011 at 11:57 PM

      Right now, there’s a difference. Fielder is morbidly obese, by medical definition. Loss of speed and range of motion are the least of his concerns. He’s a textbook candidate for diabetes and heart disease. Regardless of his vegan diet. Furthermore, it should be expected that all of his joints, hips, knees and ankles will have to fail at some point. And the prospects of spinal problems is astronomically high. He may get by for another 2-3 years. Anything beyond that is an unreasonable risk for any team to undertake, IMHO. MLB has a sad history of players with “bad bodies” declining prematurely. Precedent has already been established.

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