- 07/27/2011, 11:22AM ET
Outlaw... said 07/27, 11:22 AM
Fielder would be a fool not to come to the Braves.
He would be playing for the classiest franchise in sports, he would be loved by the fans, and and though we have a 21 year old, very good first baseman, Fielder would still play first.
Freddie Freeman in young, he has a good glove, and a high baseball IQ, and Chipper Jones is likely retiring after this season.
The more nimble and light footed Freeman could move to third and take over Chipper's spot. Prince can weigh down first base.
Plus a quartet of Fielder-Freeman-McCann and Heyward would be a force for a long time.
No need to trade for him, we'll just sign him in the offseason
Any baseball player that takes themselves seriously dreams of playing for the greatest franchise in the history of sports, the Atlanta Braves.
They want to help the Braves start another run of division titles with a few more World Series titles mixed in.
The Pirates might be a team on the move, but I doubt Prince wants to play in a dirty city like Pittsburgh when the rivers are green and the air smells of homeless and trash.
Fielder to the Braves.
BM. said 07/27, 11:47 AM
Fielder should absolutely come to Pirates before the Braves.
Have you been watching the Pirates this season? They have been spectacular. The fact that they had been a losing team for the previous 18 seasons was a major reason why players did not want to come to Pittsburgh. But the Pirates have an excellent team full of young talent this year, and a great new coach as well. They are showing that they can get it done.
The only place they can go from here is UP. Fielder would provide that star power and hitting prowess that the Pirates need.
The Pirates currently have Lyle Overbay at 1B. He's horrendous. He's hitting only .234 this season and is average (at best) in the field.
Fielder would be an EXCELLENT addition, and I'm sure he would love being part of the Pirates first WS championship since 1979.
The Greatest Franchise in Baseball? I thought you were arguing for the Braves, not the Yankees.
"The Pirates might be a team on the move, but I doubt Prince wants to play in a dirty city like Pittsburgh when the rivers are green and the air smells of homeless and trash"
You mis-spelled PHILADELPHIA in that sentence.
Good luck Outlaw.
Outlaw... said 07/27, 06:38 PM
The difference between the Pirates and the Braves is that in the past 20 years, the Braves have been contenders virtually every year, with just one season with a losing record. Since 1992, the Pirates have not had a winning season, and while they do have a good chance this season, it is no guarantee that the losing season streak ends.
I think Prince would rather come to the team that cursed the Pirates over the Pirates.
Barry Bonds and his terrible throw allowed Sid "The Turtle" Bream to score the NLCS winning run in 1992. The Pirates have been losers ever since.
Fielder would be an excellent addition to the Pirates, but he'd rather retire than play for Pittsburgh.
He would welcome the Braves, and the Braves would welcome him with open arms.
Prince wants to come to a team known for their class, known for their winning and known to be perennial playoff contenders.
And, yes I agree that Philadelphia is a trashier city than Pittsburgh, but Pittsburgh is still a dirty city full of bums and cheap hookers.
PRINCE TO THE BRAVES!!!
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