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Prince Fielder has basically already said farewell to Milwaukee. It'll be hard to imagine the Brewers keeping the first baseman in the lineup protecting Ryan Braun, a slugger general manager already invested in.
The Red Sox and Yankees already have their first basemen in place and both organizations will not use money to have Fielder be a designated hitter. Another team in the AL East, Baltimore, could use pop in its lineup while having the resources to acquire the massive hitter.
Washington may want to add another star to sell season ticket holders on in addition to pitcher Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper.
The Giants need another first basemen because the lineup in San Francisco is terrible enough. Bruce Bochy cannot go another season having no major hitter, even if the Giants reside in the pitching division that is the NL West.
The issue with Fielder to San Francisco is that the team needs to upgrade at many positions and organization may opt to spread the money instead of dishing it all to Fielder. However, Aubrey Huff's $10 million comes off the books after the 2012 season.
Expect Fielder to cash in for slightly less than what Adrian Gonzalez received in Boston last year, seven years, $154 million from generous Theo Epstein.
Speaking of Epstein, the new Cubs president of baseball, Chicago will steal Fielder from its in-divisional rivals.