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Orioles may already have a Prince in mind

Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:03 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2011 5:09 pm
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The Orioles have shown signs of improvement this year, but this week's five-game losing streak on the West Coast is another reminder that they're not yet good enough.

It's almost certain that this will be the 14th straight year without a playoff game at Camden Yards -- and probably the 14th straight year without a winning record, as well.

What to do about it?

Orioles people have been telling friends in the game that they'll have significant money to spend next winter, that manager Buck Showalter wants a first baseman who can hit in the middle of the order -- and that Prince Fielder may be the top target on their list.

As colleague Scott Miller pointed out again in a column last week, Fielder is almost certainly a lame duck with the Brewers, who elected to keep him for a run at a championship this year but are extreme longshots for a deal that would keep him away from free agency after the season.

Meanwhile, the Orioles went looking for a big corner bat last winter, but ended up with Derrek Lee on a one-year contract. Lee has been a disappointment so far, limited to 40 games by injury and contributing just four home runs and 14 RBI.

Fielder will be one of the biggest names on the free-agent market, but as a first baseman whose current team is unlikely to sign him, he could be a reasonable target for a team like the Orioles.




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Category: MLB
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Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: June 4, 2011 8:34 pm
 

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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Orioles may already have a Prince in mind

The Brewers offered Prince 5 years and $100m + last year.  They also talked about 6 years at $135m.  It's going to take Joe Mauer money to get Prince.
And why not, he's one of the all time HR leaders at his age, and his defense has improved to average to slightly above average.  An AL team that could give him a few days a month at DH would be ideal.  Prince is a likely HOFer who has a huge OPS and can hit 4 anywhere.  I've been saying Baltimore for quite awhile as they have the loot.  Tampa isn't a player.  Texas maybe, but they probably stay in house and buy a pitcher instead.  Don't count the Brewers out.  If they offer the 6 years/$135m with a player option for a years 7 & 8 at $50m Prince might stay a Brewer.  Which frankly is where he belongs.


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