Brewers Giving Up on Prince Fielder, Focus on Jose Reyes

The Milwaukee Brewers are close to giving up all hope on retaining Prince Fielder and have instead turned their focus to acquiring Jose Reyes, reports Jon Heyman via twitter.

The competition for the 27-year old Fielder is heating up and includes the Miami Marlins, who are also trying to make a splash (sorry) with Jose Reyes. The Cubs, previously (and still) linked with Albert Pujols, would be a good fit for Fielder and could certainly make a play for him, as Dale Sveum said about a potential job in Chicago:

"Wherever he signs, they’re getting one heck of a guy," Sveum said. "He’s one of my favorite people I’ve ever coached and the way he competes and plays the game as hard as he does every night, you wish you had 25 Prince Fielders playing as hard as he does every night." (Adam McCalvy)

Jose Reyes is clearly the top shortstop on the market, boasting one of the best middle-infield gloves in the majors as well as impact speed on the basepath. Jon Heyman is also reporting that the Marlins are "deadly serious" about acquiring Reyes as well and will be meeting with him tomorrow.

Additional links after the jump.

  • Reaching out to Reyes - The Fish Pond
    "In terms of being cost effective, the Marlins likely could sign Reyes and Cespedes at a much lower price than landing Pujols or Fielder. Both are believed to be seeking more than $200 million. So if the team goes with Reyes and Cespedes, they likely would have money to put towards adding more pitching, another priority."
  • Former ‘teammates’ Sveum, Maddux make Cubs pitch - Brew Beat
    "Dale Sveum and Mike Maddux, together for three seasons on the Brewers’ coaching staff, are each making a case this week to manage the Chicago Cubs. Sveum interviewed with the Cubs’ new president, Theo Epstein, and GM Jed Hoyer on Monday. Maddux will take his turn on Wednesday."
SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker