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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  1. 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

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    • SG10 5 years 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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 5 years ago

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

          • Even if he is Gonzalez is better.

          • jdub220 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  2. invader3k 5 years 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 5 years 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.

  3. Dermick 5 years ago

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

    • 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 5 years 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.

  4. pmc765 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

  5. daveineg 5 years 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.

  6. AmericanMovieFan 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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.

  7. Imiller53031 5 years ago

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

    • 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.

  8. twins33 5 years 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.

  9. TapDancingTeddy 5 years ago

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

  10. 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.

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