Where Will the Brewers’ Prince Fielder Land in 2012?


In an era where the new gold standard is no longer a million dollars but the almighty billion dollars, sports superstars are looking for every million they can drain out of these loaded sports franchises.

Boston Red Sox First-Baseman Adrian Gonzalez’ seven-year contract worth 154 million is a perfect example of such a thing.

The situation will be no different for Milwaukee Brewers Prince Fielder in 2012 when he becomes a free agent under the infamous Scott Boras.

Unfortunately for the Prince, the days of a designated hitter being crazily overpaid in the American League seems to be coming to an end. That’s why my top five destinations for Fielder are riddled with National League foes.

Follow the jump to see which teams are most likely to snatch up the left-handed slugger.

By: Nick Grays
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Mauer Keeps it Small Market, Gives Fielder Fans Hope

By: Melissa S. Wollering

Prince Fielder and Joe Mauer are two very different MLB players.  The one thing they could have in common—a desire to buck the trend of big market baseball and stay with their respective clubs, steering clear of the free agent market free-for-all. 

If Joe Mauer’s eight-year $184 million deal Sunday sounded a lot like Mark Teixeira’s, your memory serves you correctly. As Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio walked around Maryvale Ballpark in Arizona Monday, his checkbook was probably burning a hole in his pocket. But before he pulls out his pen, Mark knows three things matter when it comes to Fielder: Milwaukee’s ability to cough up a comparable chunk of coin, the projected long-term success of the ballclub and the returning talent on its roster. [Read more…]

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