The Prince has come and gone.
Like CC Sabathia three years ago, Prince Fielder is bound to depart Milwaukee—for better or for worse.
Fielder is one of baseball's most prolific sluggers and has earned the right to a big time contract that will secure his family's future for many generations.
Unfortunately, that leaves the 2011 NL Central Champion Brewers with a major hole at first base—one they have not had since Fielder's debut in 2005.
Milwaukee already faces several question marks heading into 2012. What will the new bullpen look like without Francisco Rodriguez? Who will play first base and third base? Is Shaun Marcum healthy?
The one that causes the most concern, however, is the inevitable departure of Prince Fielder.
It's now time to play general manager and brainstorm about the most realistic options for replacing the Prince in Milwaukee.