Heyman On Prince, Pavano, Reynolds

The Brewers are leaning toward keeping Prince Fielder this winter, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com. Not surprisingly, manager Ron Roenicke wants the big first baseman in his Opening Day lineup. Here are the rest of Heyman's rumors (all links go to Twitter):


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33 Comments on "Heyman On Prince, Pavano, Reynolds"


4 years 9 months ago

A’s Fan here…..Justin Upton please….not Mark Reynolds….JUSTIN UPTON!!!!!!!!!!!!! Center a package of- Taylor, Braden (or Gio if they are being difficult), Bailey

4 years 9 months ago

no j-up for you!

4 years 9 months ago

AHHHHHHHHHH CMON MAN!!!!!!!!!!! Free MONEYBALL Movie Tickets next year to other fan bases if you just let us slide in on this one…..WE DONT ASK FOR MUCH!

4 years 9 months ago

Give Back Gonzalez,Carter, and Anderson first.

SG10
4 years 9 months ago

that’s not close to enough for him.

any trade for upton is gonna center around either anderson or cahill. sorry to say, but that’s just how it goes. gotta give something to get.

i would guess it would be something like cahill, carter and maybe parker.

4 years 9 months ago

Did you see that one with Logan Morrison and Ricky Nolasco????? Cahill/Anderson are far and away better then Nolasco, thats why I said Gio Gonzalez might be a good name….remember, Anderson came from DBACKS system…..they wont want to admit a mistake and get him back.

4 years 9 months ago

I think the D-backs can put pride aside to get an ace. Pitching is pitching no matter who it is. I’m also not sure they would admit a mistake when they got Dan Haren out of that package.

4 years 9 months ago

It was a mistake because they got Haren to send them over the edge. He didn’t so they failed. 2 years later they trade him for scraps. I think Gonzalez would have been the needed piece actually.

jdub220
4 years 9 months ago

Sure, we got ripped off for Haren, but it definitely wasn’t scraps. Skaggs is a very good prospect.

4 years 9 months ago

Even if he is Gonzalez is better.

jdub220
4 years 9 months ago

Haren was three years older, and had a pretty bad ERA when he was traded this year (although his peripherals were still great).

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

I like Cahill but hes gotta be super excited that hes got a defense and plays his home games in the grand canyon

4 years 9 months ago

Beane said he doesn’t want Reynolds. I don’t know why this story has legs and keep growing but Kouz is a better third baseman than Reynolds. As for Upton he will not be traded since the D-backs are asking for a Haren like deal for him.

4 years 9 months ago

Beane said he doesn’t want Reynolds. I don’t know why this story has legs and keep growing but Kouz is a better third baseman than Reynolds. As for Upton he will not be traded since the D-backs are asking for a Haren like deal for him.

invader3k
4 years 9 months ago

My guess is that Doug Melvin realizes no one is offering anything worth a darn for a single season of a position player. Probably best just to try and make one more run with Fielder at 1B.

Hardware_Hank
4 years 9 months ago

Agreed. The value of Fielder for a year and two compensation picks when he walks as a free agent is probably far better than the offers he is getting. Plus if they don’t trade Fielder they will have a better shot of resigning him.

I would have to think at least one of Gamel, McGehee, Weeks, and Lawrie will be swapped for some pitching.

Dermick
4 years 9 months ago

Cardinals, if you need a thrid baseman, heres your man!

4 years 9 months ago

No way! I hope the Cards don’t go after Reynolds. For as much power as he has he’s a strikeout machine.

I actually think Boston is the perfect place for him. His swing is designed for that ballpark.

PookieGonzales
4 years 9 months ago

But not for all the great lefties in that division. I don’t want the redsox to have the first guy to every strikeout 300 times.

pmc765
4 years 9 months ago

In another year Prince will be 27, have another hopefully decent year under his belt, be one year closer to the point where he has become too fat to play.

Prince and Boras may be disappointed by the market for him. Staying with the Brewers might become a fallback. If it doesn’t happen, the two draft picks beats the crummy current offers.

Sam_Lee
4 years 9 months ago

Is that you Beane? Didn’t you say he was too fat to play in the major leagues?

daveineg
4 years 9 months ago

Roenicke only has a 2 year deal. I’m sure he’s not going to want Fielder dealt for a guy who will help them be better in 2013. Melvin’s going to have to explore other ways to improve the pitching.

AmericanMovieFan
4 years 9 months ago

I think Fielder needs to accept the fact that he’s more Pronk than Tex, more Big Papi than A-Rod, etc. Fielder should sign a 5 year/$60-75MM extension with the Brewers and call it a day.

Sixto_Lezcano
4 years 9 months ago

Prince Fielder is better than Teixeira. Take a look at their cumulative WAR by age before you start making things up.

Red_Line_9
4 years 9 months ago

The problem with Fielder isn’t what he’s done up to now. Whoever give him his next contract doesn’t want to pay for his Milwaukee glory days. He has all the traits of a player with a short shelf life. The man is absolutely rotund. Not a big problem at 27. But at 30 it could be a HUGE problem.

Sam_Lee
4 years 9 months ago

Or not. He’s extremely durable and hasn’t had a linear weight gain. Either way, Tex has been over hyped.

Red_Line_9
4 years 9 months ago

Texiara isn’t actually a very good comparable. Boras wheeled that one out. It’s goign to come down to his money demands. He certainlyis valuable, but it’s going to be hard for a team to splurge on a player who looks like a DH waiting to happen. If he’d settle for a shorter contract he might have more options. The back end of a deal is what is going to look really bad…..typical with lots of contracts….but more so with Fielder due to the gamble teams are being asked to take.

I could see him DHing for the White Sox. I thin that deal would have already been made, but the Sox didn’t have much to send the Brewers as far as prospects.

It certainly will be interesting what happens with Fielder, both this year and when he potentially hits free agency.

invader3k
4 years 9 months ago

Fielder already turned down a contract of reportedly just over $100 million from the Brewers earlier this season (I believe it was for five years), so I don’t think he’s anywhere close to settling for that.

Imiller53031
4 years 9 months ago

It’d be pretty cool to see Upton + Reynolds packaged together in a trade. That would probably cost an entire AAA team however.

4 years 9 months ago

Do you really think they’re going to ask a lot for Reynolds? It seems that a lot of teams are unwilling to trade good talent for him due to his high strikeouts. That’s just my opinion though.

twins33
4 years 9 months ago

Please Twins, if that’s what Pavano is looking for let other teams pay him that. Take the picks and run! I want him back, but I don’t want him back for anywhere near that.

TapDancingTeddy
4 years 9 months ago

I like Mark Reynolds. His whiffs are one of the most promising solutions to global warming.

4 years 9 months ago

Why is the value for him so high? Ive only heard about what he can do and not what is doing. in 3 years he has hit .257, .300, .273. With 42 RBIs, 86 RBIs, and 69 RBIs. With only one good year he aint worth brett anderson and more.