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08:11 AM ET 11.14 | As Brewers general manager Doug Melvin approaches the upcoming GM meetings, he said over the weekend he "might meet" with agent Scott Boras to discuss Prince Fielder and the free-agent market. But Melvin gave no indication that the Brewers have plans to make an offer to Fielder anytime soon. "At this point, it's important that we let Scott and Prince test the market," said Melvin. The Brewers offered Fielder a five-year extension for approximately $100 million in the spring of 2010 but never received a counter-offer. The sides haven't negotiated since. Since then, the Brewers' payroll situation has changed dramatically [signing Yovani Gallardo, Corey Hart and Rickie Weeks to extensions]. ... They also extended leftfielder Ryan Braun through 2020 with a five-year, $105 million deal.

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November 14, 2011  09:15 AM ET

Title fail!

November 14, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Fielder should have taken the offer they gave him months ago. Also shouldn't have run his mouth non-stop. Seems all of that may come back to bite him in the as.s now...

November 14, 2011  09:48 AM ET
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Fielder should have taken the offer they gave him months ago. Also shouldn't have run his mouth non-stop. Seems all of that may come back to bite him in the as.s now...

I doubt it.

November 14, 2011  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Fielder should have taken the offer they gave him months ago. Also shouldn't have run his mouth non-stop. Seems all of that may come back to bite him in the as.s now...

He will still get a big contract that will be at least $20 per for at least 5 years. Yes some of the deep pocketed clubs already have great first basemen, NYY, Boston, etc. but the Cubs could use him or maybe Texas makes him an offer.... he would certainly be an upgrade over Mitch Moreland.

November 14, 2011  10:15 AM ET
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He will still get a big contract that will be at least $20 per for at least 5 years. Yes some of the deep pocketed clubs already have great first basemen, NYY, Boston, etc. but the Cubs could use him or maybe Texas makes him an offer.... he would certainly be an upgrade over Mitch Moreland.

Like we've heard sooooo many times before....all it takes is one team. Somebody will pop up and give the guy an offer that he'll take. One always does.

November 14, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I doubt it.

second that.

November 14, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Fielder should have taken the offer they gave him months ago. Also shouldn't have run his mouth non-stop. Seems all of that may come back to bite him in the as.s now...

not taking that offer wont hurt him at all, he will get more years and money as a free agent. texas, chicago, washington, baltimore. will all be in on him, not to mention another club that will want to sign him just for the purpose of sellingtickets for a few more years. not taking the offer very well may have hurt his chances at a title depending on where he signs, but money wise he is going to get over 7 years and 150 million at least

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November 14, 2011  10:23 AM ET
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What is this guy talking about?

no one really knows

November 14, 2011  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Like we've heard sooooo many times before....all it takes is one team. Somebody will pop up and give the guy an offer that he'll take. One always does.

Tell that to Ryan Madson.

November 14, 2011  10:29 AM ET
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Tell that to Ryan Madson.

huh

November 14, 2011  10:33 AM ET
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What is this guy talking about?

I think he would like more bacon.

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November 14, 2011  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

huh

the point is Madson should have embraced whatever the Phillies offered, the "obe always does" won't be whatever the Phillies would have paid.

November 14, 2011  11:02 AM ET

maybe they should have included a couple of happy meals

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November 14, 2011  11:06 AM ET
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the point is Madson should have embraced whatever the Phillies offered, the "obe always does" won't be whatever the Phillies would have paid.

now i gotcha, i agree madson most likely wont get a better offer than what the phils gave him. especially since the sox will most likely go after bell.

November 14, 2011  11:09 AM ET
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maybe they should have included a couple of happy meals

Isn't he a vegetarian?

November 14, 2011  11:14 AM ET
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now i gotcha, i agree madson most likely wont get a better offer than what the phils gave him. especially since the sox will most likely go after bell.

well, the thing is the Phillies knew the guy, tru, but it's not like he's been dominant his whole career, could be a one trick pony. Papelnut did it for years in a pressure cooker, and I believe he is actually younger than madson

 
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