Whether you believe that Prince Fielder will be with the Milwaukee Brewers when the 2011 regular season begins or not, there is one seemingly inevitable truth that is staring the collective known as Brewer Nation in the face...
Prince Fielder will not be a Milwaukee Brewer forever.
This is a certainty. There is no getting around it. There is no point in trying to figure out a way that it might not happen. It's an effort in futility.
Perhaps you'd like to argue about the money coming off of the payroll after this season. Maybe a look into the pre-arbitration salary situations of some of the younger players on this team complete with a fiscal breakdown of how to fit a mammoth salary into a mid-market-sized budget would make you happy.
Again, the fact must be stated that it simply does not make a bit of a difference. Prince Fielder is leaving the Cream City sooner or later.
So with that non-question put to bed, we can move on to more pressing matters. We need to figure out who can replace Fielder at first base for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The following slides will each name a potential replacement and will breakdown why they could work out and also why they might not.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions on the men I named and anybody that you feel I left out.