Mariners Hope For A Prince?

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011

The Seattle Mariners are considering on whether or not to make a big splash in free agency. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports that the Mariners have expressed interest in Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder. It surprises me a bit considering the team finished fourth in the American League West and have a lot of holes but he could help rejuvenate the fan base.

@SI_JonHeyman: #mariners are hoping to be in on prince (but not pujols). Unsure if there’s room in budget tho. But will give it a run.

There’s no doubt that Fielder is worth the $200 million or so that he’s going to command, he can absolutely rake and his defense isn’t that bad either. His .299 average, 95 runs, 38 homers and 120 runs batted in would instantly lead the team. He’d be a huge force in the middle of their lineup.

BUT the question is whether its fiscally responsible for a team that does have multiple needs? They’ve got the pitchers but when you look at their lineup they could use help at almost every position.


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