The Milwaukee Brewers will have a gaping hole at first base after Prince Fielder hits free agency in the offseason. While Fielder has compiled tremendous numbers in his career and specifically this season, fans need to realize it has been a nice ride. The Brewers will go on without Prince.
Nobody short of Albert Pujols or Lance Berkman could come close to Fielder’s production at first base. Replacing Prince Fielder just is not likely to happen.
But considering the Brewers still have Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke for one more year, the decision they make at first base will be near the top of the offseason to-do list.
Which direction will they turn?
Let’s analyze what the Brewers will want in a first baseman and the free agents who will likely be available.