Marlins Say They Won’t Pursue Prince Fielder

by kelly on December 9, 2011

The Miami Marlins lost out on the man they coveted – Albert Pujols – when he signed a 10-year-deal with the Los Angeles Angels on the final day of the Winter Meetings. One would think they’d then shift their focus to the other big first baseman on on the free agent market, but Marlins officials are saying they’re not interested in slugger Prince Fielder, tweeted Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

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Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, however, thinks they’ll at least check in on the big man.

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Rosenthal, however, tweeted this morning that the Marlins’ refusal to include a no-trade clause that doomed the Pujols talks are likely going to play a part in Fielder’s negotiations with suitors, probably making the Marlins miss out on him as well.

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Speculation is that Fielder could be a target now for the Cardinals sine they lost Pujols. He has also been linked to the Cubs, Mariners, Blue Jays, and Rangers, and returning to his old team the Brewers remains a slight possibility for Prince.

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