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08:40 AM ET 07.13 | Scott Boras sees client Prince Fielder on a Hall of Fame trajectory, and the pricetag for signing him will be staggering. Boras said Monday he views Fielder as a "rare, rare commodity" for what the slugging first baseman accomplished by age 25. Fielder, who turned 26 in May, already has 181 home runs in 764 major-league games. "Every other player that has that by his age is a Hall of Famer," said Boras. ... The Brewers opened talks with Boras earlier this year on an extension for Fielder, who can be a free agent after the 2011 season. Word among agents attending the All-Star Game is that the Brewers made an initial offer of five years at just over $100 million. Boras must have let the Brewers know that wouldn't be nearly enough because talks broke off and nothing has happened for weeks.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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July 13, 2010  08:51 AM ET

Yo! Boras. Why don't you go play in traffic. Hopefully in Kabul!

July 13, 2010  08:52 AM ET

Scott Boras thinks all his clients are Hall of Famers.

July 13, 2010  09:18 AM ET

Trade him for prospects while you can. He is not worth what Boras will be asking for.

July 13, 2010  09:23 AM ET

he may not be worth it, but after the contract Ryan Howard received I don't blame him. After all he is 4 years younger than Howard.

July 13, 2010  09:33 AM ET

Just because his name is "Prince' does NOT make him royalty! Let's see what his stats are in 5 - 7 years before we even consider a $100 mil contract!

July 13, 2010  09:47 AM ET

I had wished for a day in which Milwaukee and Kansas City would swap players. Eric Hosmer and Zack Greinke (maybe a another) for Prince Fielder.

July 13, 2010  10:19 AM ET

The way that Fielder keeps bulking up, I bet he's out of the game within six years.

July 13, 2010  10:27 AM ET

Someone please shoot Boras.

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July 13, 2010  10:36 AM ET

Is he worth A-Rod money? 250 million for 10 years?

July 13, 2010  10:47 AM ET

as a die hard brewer fan that one is tough for me to watch. Prince is a homegrown brewer, brought up through the organization along with a lot of his team mates (weeks, Braun, Hart, ect) And now it comes to this. BRaun signed with the team last year, when he undoubtedly could have made more money going elsewhere, he wanted to stay and be the centerpiece. It seems like, although daddy is rich, and prince isn't hurting for money, that it has become all about who gets the best contract. Honestly, I hope the crew hangs on to Corey Hart and Trade Prince for some PITCHING. God knows we need some pitching bad.

July 13, 2010  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Is he worth A-Rod money? 250 million for 10 years?

the way he is playing so far this year I would say no not even close. He is too streaky, not consistent enough to be honest. I've been watching him for years, and I think he will go to an AL team to be a DH. He is not that great of a defensive first baseman, his bulk plays into that a little bit. He does have power, but again, its not consistent.

July 13, 2010  11:01 AM ET
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Not only is he younger than Howard, he's better too.The Philles really screwed the rest of baseball with that deal for Howard. It's like the Giants and the Zito deal. People talk about the Yankees ruining baseball with outrageous contracts, but I'd say these two teams have done as much to drive up salaries as the Yankees have. Jack holes.

Very much this.

July 13, 2010  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Is he worth A-Rod money? 250 million for 10 years?

ARod isn't worth ARod money...
None of them are...

July 13, 2010  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Not only is he younger than Howard, he's better too.The Philles really screwed the rest of baseball with that deal for Howard. It's like the Giants and the Zito deal. People talk about the Yankees ruining baseball with outrageous contracts, but I'd say these two teams have done as much to drive up salaries as the Yankees have. Jack holes.

And the Rangers with ARod...

July 13, 2010  11:17 AM ET
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Yo! Boras. Why don't you go play in traffic. Hopefully in Kabul!

Careful what you say. Comments like that concerning LBJ got the Cav's owner fined $100K and Rev Jesse on his "U B A Racist" soapbox.

Agents are just overpaid lawyers. Take them all to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and award the ones who swim back.

July 13, 2010  11:27 AM ET

Prince Fielder on a Hall of Fame trajectory? That's a pretty heady prediction for a strikeout machine who can't run from home to first without an oxygen mask and whose only discernible skill is hitting a baseball far 26 percent of the time.

Sorry folks. I don't get the whole Prince Experience. I thought the league was pretty much done with these stout fellows who either hit a home run or miss feebly.

July 13, 2010  11:29 AM ET
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Careful what you say. Comments like that concerning LBJ got the Cav's owner fined $100K and Rev Jesse on his "U B A Racist" soapbox.Agents are just overpaid lawyers. Take them all to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and award the ones who swim back.

I say take them to the middle and SHOOT the ones who swim back....!

 
July 13, 2010  11:32 AM ET

One can ask for the 'Moon' but end up with 'Peoria'.

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