One team tells Scott Miller of CBS Sports Prince Fielder is looking for a ten-year deal. As Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports writes, isn't Fielder entitled to an Albert Pujols-like contract, as a 27-year-old coming off a monster season?
The problem is the marketplace, however, writes Morosi. The teams with the biggest payrolls don't appear to be fits for Fielder. Over 38,000 MLBTR readers responded to our poll last week about Fielder's destination. While the Cubs led with 24% of the vote, they almost seem to be the default pick for Fielder since there is no obvious favorite.
I doubt the Cubs would do an eight, nine, or ten-year deal for Fielder. I'm having trouble finding any team that would do so, assuming an average annual value around $25MM is required. It's time for Scott Boras to work his magic. That brings us to today's poll question: how many years will Fielder get?