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.
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.
Long term deal for 5’11 270lbs? Why do I think that’s not going to end well
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.
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.
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.
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.
Same for me and Giambi.
It’d be even funnier if they were discussing a trade and covering it with talks of an “extension.” Lol
Fielder is a very very solid player. But there is no way in hell he should get more than 4 or 5 years from the Brewers. He has Cecil written all over him. His so called vegan diet hasn’t done much for him. Problem is: someone will pay and give him 6 or 7 on the open market. Tough decision for Milwaukee. Personally, I’d trade him if things are going well this year. Braun is the guy they wanna keep a long time.
glad to see your clueless.
braun is already locked up for the next 6 years at less than 10 mil/year.
if things are going well for fielder, who would they trade him if they would most likely be in a divison title/wildcard hunt?
and its not a vegan diet, its a vegetarian diet. that difference is about as big as fielder’s girth.
I said Braun is the guy they wanna keep a long time fool. Never said they didn’t have him signed. And personally, I dont see Milwaukee being that great of a team. They are about an 81-81 team. Cubs and Cardinals are the class of the division.
but if their already keeping braun for dirt cheap, then why be hesitant to give him protection? its not like fielder sucks or anything.
but yeah, i don’t see them being MUCH better than .500….probably 85 wins..actually i see them ahead of the cubs but lightyears behind the cardinals who i have my fingures crossed will be a 100win team.
Seriously? the Cubs? No, the Cubs are the great underachievers of the NL. The team that always gets hyped but always ends up blowing it.
more like deep fried vegan
I have a feeling Boras will be wanting 7 years at 20 million per though. Fielder is good, but thats a lot of bread. Maybe a team like the Mets can scoop him up at that price?
Fielder didn’t grow into his body. He was born with it. He’s a hard worker and a good athlete. There’s a picture in Sports Illustrated from 1991 of him as a 7 year old. He must have been 120 pounds by then. There’s absolutely no reason to think he can’t be productive into is mid 30’s and he just turns 26 in May. Teams shied away from him in the draft because of his size at age 18 too. That was a huge mistake.
He’s also not just a slugger. He’s a great hitter. Last year his numbers were Pujols-like. After the 6th inning, he almost never sees a right handed pitcher other than a team’s closer who usually pitches around him. But he hammers the lefty specialists too. Remember, he’s the one that protects Braun, not the other way around.
100 wins for the cardinals, ya. . . in ur bra! Cubs the class of the division? What planet are you living on? Prince Fielder is going to be a superstar in this league for years and years to come.