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08:22 AM ET 12.28 | So, about the report that Prince Fielder may take a three-year deal at $26 million per season? "Not only is that inaccurate and delusional, but it seems that some people have gotten into their New Year's Eve stash just a little bit early this year," [Scott Boras] told ESPNChicago.com on Tuesday. Apparently there are still upwards of six teams still interested in Fielder. Teams such as the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers would certainly be part of the bidding, although it's unclear how many years they would be willing to offer. Boas told ESPNChicago in November that bidding would start at seven years for Fielder. ... However that was before Albert Pujols received a 10-year, $254 million contract from [Los Angeles].

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December 28, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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Blah, Blah, Blah - Scott Bora$$ says this, he says that - Carpet bagging at its finest. Anything longer that 5 years would be insane. 3 years - 2 option years...

That being said, some foolish team will end up gladly throwing 7 years at him. Don't underestimate what this fine prime grazing cattle will bring

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December 28, 2011  09:38 AM ET

This Scott Boras saga is getting old ... Who cares anymore? Obviously he is not fiding a team that is willing to sign Grimace to more than 3-4 years.

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December 28, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Blah, Blah, Blah - Scott Bora$$ says this, he says that - Carpet bagging at its finest. Anything longer that 5 years would be insane. 3 years - 2 option years...

He's just trying to stay in the news. I don't think anyone thinks he'll sign for 3. I think it will wind up 5 or 6. Lets face it, if someone was willing to throw Pujols money at Buffet Boy, they'd have done it by now. He's not getting 10, that's for sure. But 3 + 2, I think not. It'll be a minimum of 5 guarenteed.

December 28, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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This Scott Boras saga is getting old ... Who cares anymore? Obviously he is not fiding a team that is willing to sign Grimace to more than 3-4 years.

Grimace ... ha! Love it!

December 28, 2011  10:01 AM ET

If Boras is waiting for a seven year deal to come around, this could take a while.

December 28, 2011  10:03 AM ET
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If Boras is waiting for a seven year deal to come around, this could take a while.

He's got all day. One and a half months to be exact.

December 28, 2011  10:07 AM ET

I would think that by now, if somebody wanted Prince badly enough to offer 7 years they would have already. He probably needs to lower his expectations but his agent won't hear of it.

December 28, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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I would think that by now, if somebody wanted Prince badly enough to offer 7 years they would have already. He probably needs to lower his expectations but his agent won't hear of it.

I agree...the guy has a lethal bat...but his weight is the issue...everyone is afraid he's gonna turn into Mo Vaughn....

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December 28, 2011  10:27 AM ET
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I agree...the guy has a lethal bat...but his weight is the issue...everyone is afraid he's gonna turn into Mo Vaughn....

Just throw some weight loss provisions in his contract.

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December 28, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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Just throw some weight loss provisions in his contract.

He should be required to have a season ending batting average above his weight or his contract is voided. Wouldn't that be a good incentive to lose a few pounds?

December 28, 2011  10:29 AM ET
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I agree...the guy has a lethal bat...but his weight is the issue...everyone is afraid he's gonna turn into Mo Vaughn....

Mo Vaughn is definitely a great example of what could happen. If you think Fielder runs slow now, just imagine when his knees go bad.

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December 28, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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Just throw some weight loss provisions in his contract.

I wouldn't put the word "provisions"..in his contract...he'd think it would have something to do with "Boars Head" products......:)

 
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