Prince Fielder. Albert Pujols. Chicago Cubs. The three have been interchangeable since the beginning of free agency, and rumors have run rampant about which piece is a good fit for each other. Simply put, neither Pujols nor Fielder are a good fit for the Chicago Cubs.
Albert Pujols is 32 going on 34 (supposedly), and he has never been a serious part of the Cubs' free-agent discussion. Fielder has been put under a microscope for weeks and no one can get a good read on what the future holds for the left-handed power hitter. With the big-spending teams (Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies) seemingly set for years to come at first base, that does not bode well for Fielder's wishes of a monster contract.
While the Cubs have money to spend on free agency, it shouldn't be an excuse to blow money on a player who isn't vital to the future of the Cubs.