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Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:44 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 3:46 pm
 
Prince Fielder

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Despite statements that made it sound otherwise, the Marlins may not necessarily be out of the running for Prince Fielder.

While team president David Samson said the team never "pinpointed" Fielder, owner Jeffrey Loria didn't rule him out when asked by Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.

"I don't know about that," Loria told Capozzi. "I don't know. We'll see."

Earlier during the press conference to introduce Mark Buehrle, Samson was asked if the team turned its attention to Fielder after losing out to Albert Pujols.

"We withdrew (the Pujols) offer once we signed Buehrle," Samson said (via Capozzi). "We never had pinpointed Fielder by any stretch at all. It was always Albert from the beginning as someone we were gonna look at. The number one priority was Jose (Reyes) on the position side and Mark on the pitching side.

"Albert Pujols was an interesting fit if it worked at our parameters and it didn't. We moved on. We never viewed Prince the way we viewed Albert, either on or off the field. Albert Pujols is the best hitter of our generation, your generation and my son's generation. There's Albert and then there's everyone else when it comes to that type of franchise-changing contract."

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nikeshoesok
Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:56 am
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:29 am
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

Fielder is not a respectable player and in the latin market he wouldn't gain much respect or interest. Pujols while he is greedy is a big name and a respectable name. Pujols name is not associated with beast mode antics, instead its beastmode 3 HR games, Pujols has never ran into the other teams dugout to start a fight with someone either. Fielder is a certified lunatic. Miami has too many lunatics already.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:31 am
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

The A's were in hot pursuit of Albert Pujols and having failed to land him they will not let the Angels sign Fielder as well. 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

I heard a rumor that if the Marlins sign anyone else, they have to be paid in Cuban cigars and Dominican rum.  If they could get Krispy Kreme to sponsor too, they might have a chance to lure Prince Fielder, otherwise the Marlins are going to try to hire the Geico therapist to soften Hanley up before Ozzie starts the real shock therapy in spring training. 





Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

sorry folks for the multi posting ...



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

I would feel safer if I was a GM in the AL. If Fielder's weight bloomed in the later years of a long term contract you could move him to DH. I love his game but looking at his body type and family history, you would have to worry what will happen after he turns 30.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

I would feel safer if I was a GM in the AL. If Fielder's weight bloomed in the later years of a long term contract you could move him to DH. I love his game but looking at his body type and family history, you would have to worry what will happen after he turns 30.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

I would feel safer if I was a GM in the AL. If Fielder's weight bloomed in the later years of a long term contract you could move him to DH. I love his game but looking at his body type and family history, you would have to worry what will happen after he turns 30.



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Marlins giving mixed signals on Fielder

I love Fielder but I would feel safer if i was a GM in the AL. In a long term deal you would have the ability to move him to DH if his weight starts to bloom after 30. Look at his body type and his fmaily history (his dad Cecil) I could see him being a long term risk.


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