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Can Seattle swipe Prince from Chicago?

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08:10 AM ET 12.16 | Sizing up the suitors, Chicago can dare to dream about Prince Fielder in a Cubs uniform. [If] this is Cubs vs. Mariners -- and that's certainly the way it looks at the moment -- the Cubs make far more sense. ... Yet, if anyone thinks that the Cubs are a lock for Fielder, they weren't paying attention when the Angels, seemingly out of nowhere, signed Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $254 million contract. And they certainly haven't been paying attention to the cloak-and-dagger negotiating style of Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, over the years. "Scott can usually pull a rabbit out of his hat," one executive said. The Mariners, a franchise desperately in need of a jolt, could be that rabbit.

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December 16, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Well, according to this, Chicago isn't in the market for Prince but who know:

@nickcafardo Nick Cafardo
Cubs are not major players for Prince Fielder. Not ready to spend big.

December 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

*knows*

Sorry, need more coffee

December 16, 2011  08:31 AM ET

*hands sgb another cup of joe ... *

December 16, 2011  08:38 AM ET

he's the biggest name out there now so there will be a lot of speculation. Doesn't mean that any of it is true. I would think that if the Cubs really wanted him then they would have gotten a deal done.

December 16, 2011  08:42 AM ET
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*knows*Sorry, need more coffee

Thanks - much appreciated!

December 16, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Why would Fielder go to one of the worst teams in baseball to hit in a pitcher's park. Money. Ok, got it.

December 16, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Why would Fielder go to one of the worst teams in baseball to hit in a pitcher's park. Money. Ok, got it.

Money! Right. Imagine if for once a player settles for $150mill and stays in his prior team. Probably won't happen. But what if Fielder, Braun & A.Ramirez were in the same lineup?

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December 16, 2011  09:49 AM ET
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Money! Right. Imagine if for once a player settles for $150mill and stays in his prior team. Probably won't happen. But what if Fielder, Braun & A.Ramirez were in the same lineup?

Yea. But don't forget, Milwaukee is one of the few hitter's parks in the NL. Players (and self righteous know it all fans like us) too often forget park affect on pitchers and hitters. Fielder better think twice before going to a pitcher's park for 7 years.

December 16, 2011  09:49 AM ET
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I think his name so be Bora$$..... It just fits better......

Nice. +1

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December 16, 2011  09:54 AM ET
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Fileder won't be going to Seattle. Biggest deal to come out of the Northwest this offseason would be King Felix being traded somewhere else.

Da Bronx

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December 16, 2011  09:59 AM ET
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Bora$ doesn't do 3-5 year deals, not with the expense of binder publication these days...

73 bogus pages of goodness directly comparing Fatty to Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Fox and Babe Ruth. That being said, sign him to a 2 year deal

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December 16, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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73 bogus pages of goodness directly comparing Fatty to Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Fox and Babe Ruth. That being said, sign him to a 2 year deal

Well, his waistline is comparable to Ruth, anyway.

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