ESPN.com is reporting that the Brewers will make a serious attempt this offseason to move first baseman Prince Fielder. Fielder, a career .281 hitter, is hitting .269 with 28 home runs in 133 games this season. It's his fifth straight season with at least 28 home runs.
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The Brewers put out feelers to gauge the leagues interest in Fielder prior to the deadline, but received no bites. Fielder is under team control through the 2011 season, so he will have to negotiate a new deal with the Brewers or go to arbitration.
Fielder will certainly draw interest on the open market this offseason, but teams may also shy away from him because of his size and questions about his range. Would a team like the Orioles sacrifice one of their top young pitchers for a slugger like Fielder? What about the Blue Jays?
Who else could be interested in the left-handed slugger?