Let's not over-analyze this: after hearing rumors of Prince Fielder headed to Chicago, then San Francisco, the latest on the Brewers first baseman is that he is staying in Milwaukee.
The Brewers slugger was one of the biggest names brought up in trade talks throughout June and July, but recent news is that teams have decided to pass on Fielder.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin would ask for a large package filled with more than one "A" prospect and possibly a big league-ready player for Fielder, who has 24 home runs and 46 RBI to go along with a stellar .399 OBP.
With sluggers like Jayson Werth, Adam Dunn, Derrek Lee, Jose Bautista, and Ty Wigginton on the market for the next two days, teams like the White Sox, Giants, and Angels may feel as if there are enough other big bats that won't demand as much in return.
If traded, Fielder would remain on that team for 2011 before pulling a move typical of Scott Boras clients and going elsewhere in free agency.
Crazy things do go on around the trade deadline, and if a GM feels like his team desperately needs a power bat from a left-handed hitter, Prince could still get traded.
But with rumors dying down, Melvin may not have received any offers recently.
As for Fielder's teammate Corey Hart, not much has been muttered about him in the recent flurry of rumors. Right now, it seems more likely that Hart gets dealt off to a destination such as Chicago, Atlanta, or Tampa Bay.
But one thing we do know for sure is that there is nothing we know for sure. Watch and see.
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