Brewers Discussed Fielder Extension With Boras

Prince Fielder told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the Brewers met with agent Scott Boras yesterday to discuss an extension for the first baseman. The details aren't clear, but Fielder knows the Brewers haven't made an offer. 

"All I know is that Scott said they talked and everything was positive," Fielder said. "I heard the talks were good. Now, they do whatever."

Brewers GM Doug Melvin and assistant GM Gord Ash went for "a little trip" Wednesday, but didn't tell MLB.com's Adam McCalvy where they went. Melvin told Haudricourt that negotiations have not begun.

Fielder is under contract for this year at $10.5MM. He's under team control as an arbitration-eligible player for 2011, when he could expect a substantial raise through the arbitration process.


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17 Comments on "Brewers Discussed Fielder Extension With Boras"


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invader3k
5 years 4 months ago

While I worry that long term such a deal could hinder the Brewers, I’d love to see it happen just so all you big market fans can quit pining for him.

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Zack23
5 years 4 months ago

Long term deal for 5’11 270lbs? Why do I think that’s not going to end well

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WisBrave
5 years 4 months ago

I think if he gets an extension it will be only for a year or two. So Prince lands in an off season as a free agent that would work the most in Boras favor.

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5 years 4 months ago

The Brewers should definitely lock him up. Their franchise player during the resurgence the last few years. At least 157 games in every full season.

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Ferrariman
5 years 4 months ago

braun is the franchise player buddy.

“what the hell am i gonna spend 45million dollars on”-ryan braun.

priceless, thats the type of players this game needs.

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bjsguess
5 years 4 months ago

As great as he is I’m not sure that I would be wanting to commit to a guy like Fielder at his expected price (guessing Teixeira type money). As an Angels fan, I’m sensitive to big boy bashers signing massive contracts. Mo Vaughn’s name is still not allowed to be spoken in my house.

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BaseballFan0707
5 years 4 months ago

Same for me and Giambi.

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myname_989
5 years 4 months ago

It’d be even funnier if they were discussing a trade and covering it with talks of an “extension.” Lol