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Ken Rosenthal:

 

In his talks with clubs about Prince Fielder, agent Scott Boras has suggested that Fielder is the game’s last young power bat until Marlins right fielder Mike Stanton joins him among the game's elite.

 

If you believe that assertion — and many club executives agree that there is a dearth of power throughout the majors and minors — wouldn’t it be tempting to put Fielder and Stanton together on the same team?

 

Fielder is about the only major free agent to whom the Marlins have not made an offer. They are more focused on Albert Pujols, in part because Pujols, a native of the Dominican Republic, would be a bigger draw for Miami’s Hispanic community.

 

The team, however, has discussed Fielder internally and done background work on his makeup, major-league sources say — and yes, some club officials are indeed enamored of the idea of pairing Fielder, 27, with Stanton, 22.

 

The idea has merit from several perspectives:

 

• Fielder, a left-handed hitter, would fit the Marlins’ heavily right-handed lineup better than Pujols. Left fielder Logan Morrison currently is the Marlins’ only left-handed hitter with power.

 

• Fielder lives in Orlando, and frequently returned home from Milwaukee on off-days while playing for the Brewers. By signing with the Marlins, he would be in the National League city closest to Orlando.

 

• Fielder, who is nearly 4 1/2 years younger than Pujols, is roughly in the same age category as Stanton, Morrison and Hanley Ramirez, not to mention another free agent the Marlins are pursuing, shortstop Jose Reyes.

 

To this point, the Marlins have had minimal contact with Fielder — they first will exhaust their options with Pujols and Reyes, sources say.

 

What’s more, if the Marlins sign Reyes, their next big move could be for a starting pitcher and not a first baseman; the team already has two options at first, Gaby Sanchez and Morrison.

 

Still, Fielder to the Fish cannot be entirely ruled out.

 

The Marlins proved they were serious about spending by reaching agreement with closer Heath Bell on a three-year, $27 million contract. And clearly, they aren’t finished yet.

 

 

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I've never understood why he hasn't been our first option? we have 2 guys who can hit at the top of the order in bonifacio and infante and fielder has proven he can stay healthy much better than reyes. id rather have him than reyes any day of the week and him and stanton back to back would be incredible.

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I've never understood why he hasn't been our first option? we have 2 guys who can hit at the top of the order in bonifacio and infante and fielder has proven he can stay healthy much better than reyes. id rather have him than reyes any day of the week and him and stanton back to back would be incredible.

 

 

Because he's likely to cost $6 million more per year and will get a longer contract. It's pretty simple.

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I've never understood why he hasn't been our first option? we have 2 guys who can hit at the top of the order in bonifacio and infante and fielder has proven he can stay healthy much better than reyes. id rather have him than reyes any day of the week and him and stanton back to back would be incredible.

 

 

Because he's likely to cost $6 million more per year and will get a longer contract. It's pretty simple.

 

he will also give you more pure production and has proven he can stay healthy despite his big body. he is worth the 6 million more per year to create a hanley stanton fielder part of the lineup

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Hit Dog had 5 good years from age 28-32.. Prince is fatter but he's 10x the athlete Mo Vaughn was.

 

I think Prince gets a 7 year deal and I think he'll have no problem putting up great numbers for atleast the next 5 years.

 

edit - hit dog.. my bad

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Didn't Prince Fielder's fat ass leg out an inside-the-parker one time?

 

Speed doesn't matter. Players that weigh as much as he does simply don't stay healthy.

 

This particular fatty actually became a vegetarian a few years ago and lost a lot of weight. He'll always be a big boy. It seems to work for him. I'm not for or against signing him, I'm just saying he's eating healthier than I ever would and he can jack the sh*t out of baseballs.

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Didn't Prince Fielder's fat ass leg out an inside-the-parker one time?

 

Speed doesn't matter. Players that weigh as much as he does simply don't stay healthy.

 

This particular fatty actually became a vegetarian a few years ago and lost a lot of weight. He'll always be a big boy. It seems to work for him. I'm not for or against signing him, I'm just saying he's eating healthier than I ever would and he can jack the sh*t out of baseballs.

Do the research on players as big as he is. They don't last. Gogogogo.

 

So you don't think Miguel Cabrera will dominate into his mid 30's, either?

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Didn't Prince Fielder's fat ass leg out an inside-the-parker one time?

 

Speed doesn't matter. Players that weigh as much as he does simply don't stay healthy.

 

This particular fatty actually became a vegetarian a few years ago and lost a lot of weight. He'll always be a big boy. It seems to work for him. I'm not for or against signing him, I'm just saying he's eating healthier than I ever would and he can jack the sh*t out of baseballs.

Do the research on players as big as he is. They don't last. Gogogogo.

So the Mo Vaughn comparison doesn't count?

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His dad (and Vaughn) was productive from age 28-32 and Prince is a better athlete. Vaughn and Cecil fell off a cliff during their age 33 and beyond seasons. Prince will outproduce Vaughn/Cecil in his 28-32 age and has a much better chance, IMO, of continuing that into ages 33+.. something his dad and Hit Dog did not do.

 

He's been one of, if not the most, durable player in the majors the last 6 years (something other fatties werent early in their careers).. does that not count for anything?

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