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Fielder is one of the best young hitters in baseball. At just 27-years-young, he already has 230 HRs and 656 RBIs to go with his career .282 average.
His .929 OPS puts him 11th among active players, and because of his strong defense, there isn't a club in baseball that wouldn't benefit by signing him.
Barring an unforeseen trade, big spenders like the Red Sox, Yankees, Angels, Phillies and Tigers are all set at first.
That leaves just a handful of teams that could afford the $100 million+ Fielder will command.
The remaining suitors are the Cubs, Orioles, Brewers, Nationals, Rangers, Mariners and Blue Jays.
The Marlins are rumored to be interested but may not have the budget, as they have already spent over $200 million this offseason.
As coveted as Fielder is, offers from his top suitors shouldn't differ by much. It will come down to playing for a winning organization and location, which eliminates Toronto and Baltimore.
His interest in staying in Milwaukee has wavered, but even adding Fielder won't help the Mariners in the heavy-hitting AL West.
The race for Prince will come down to the Cubs, Nationals and Rangers.
After losing out on Mark Buerhle and CJ Wilson this year, and Mark Teixeira a few years back, the Nationals are probably salivating over the chance to land Fielder. But the team needs money freed up to surround Stephen Strasburg with a sufficient rotation.
The Rangers have available payroll after losing CJ Wilson to division rival L.A. and will certainly look to counter their signing of Pujols. But Texas' lineup already contains five players that hit 25+ HRs in 2011, and they need to replace Wilson.
That leaves the Cubs, which makes sense for a couple reasons. New President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer need to make a splash to reinvigorate the Chicago faithful. They also need to replace Aramis Ramirez's bat. Finally, the team is looking to move Matt Garza, Carlos Zambrano and Alfonso Soriano, which suggests a giant shakeup is in the works.
What better way to begin rebuilding a franchise then to sign a young, cornerstone slugger? The Cubs have the greatest need for Fielder, which will ultimately be his destination.