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Orioles discussing Prince Fielder deal

Posted on: December 7, 2010 1:19 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2010 5:38 pm
Fielder The Prince Fielder to Dodgers trade rumor Monday didn't have much to it, and the White Sox moved on from Fielder by signing Adam Dunn.

That doesn't mean there isn't anything happening with Fielder, however. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reveals the club is talking to Milwaukee about Fielder. It's only the beginning stages of discussion and may not even advance to the intermediate stages, but the talks are there.

The Brewers, obviously, want a pitcher in return for Fielder, and he's gotta be young. It's hard to fathom Baltimore giving up Brian Matusz, but could Chris Tillman be a possibility? There was some scuttlebutt that Tillman was headed to Arizona for Mark Reynolds, but that didn't turn into anything. The point was made, though: while Tillman still has oodles of potential, he's not of the untouchable variety.

For the Orioles to give up someone like Tillman or prospect Zach Britton, however, Baltimore would want a contract signed with Fielder. The slugger is in his final year of arbitration and rejected a $100 million contract from Milwaukee previously, so the Orioles would have to be prepared to bring it.

UPDATE : The Dodgers, White Sox and Rangers are three other teams that have called on Fielder. At this point, the Brewers are trying to gauge the market before moving forward.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 3:58 pm

Orioles discussing Prince Fielder deal

If the Orioles get Prince then well then with Mark Renyolds too they well be a pretty compeditive team

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 2:51 pm

Orioles discussing Prince Fielder deal

This would be great for Baltimore if something could get done. They may have to overpay in the long run and lose a few prospects, but the front office needs to put butts in the seats and I think there's no other notable every day player out there that could do this besides Prince. People would love to come and watch him slug balls toward the warehouse. I'd much rather overpay for an All-Star like Prince than have to overpay on players like Pena, LaRoche, or Konerko. Get a young stud, sign him for 7/8 years and have a face that Baltimore fans can recognize and grow to love.

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