The Mariners have been a power-deprived team for too long, and the fans have grown weary.
The trade deadline came and went without serious talk of a trade; probably because no one wanted to deal with the gargantuan sum of money owed to him at the end of this season. However, trade talks and free-agent discussions are beginning to heat back up.
Fielder's one-year contract is up at the end of this year, so he's a logical target for the M's as a free agent this offseason. The Brewers haven't said that they don't want him, but it's likely that he'd cost them quite a bit of dough.
Here are five reasons why the Mariners will not be in the bidding war for the slugger.