Fielder Agrees to Two-Year Deal

Bleacher Report Senior Analyst IJanuary 22, 2009

Perhaps this Scott Boras guy isn't as bad as everyone says. Even though he and the Brewers were $2 million apart on their arbitration offers, the two sides quickly came to an agreement that not only avoids arbitration this year, but for next year as well. Pending a physical, Prince Fielder will be signed to a two-year contract worth $18 million.

This means that Fielder won't be up for arbitration again until 2011, at which point he'll likely be looking for even more cash, and possibly a long term deal. It's probably safe to assume that if Fielder is traded, it won't occur in the next two years. So let's put that rumor and speculation to rest.

Other than Hart and Weeks, this is probably it for the Brewers spending this off-season. They are already past $80 million on the payroll, and salary-cap Attanasio doesn't seem too willing to go too far past that.

Oh and hey, the Brewers might re-sign CC—Craig Counsell, that is