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    Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    ESPN - Brewers lock up Braun through 2015 with $45 million deal - MLB

    After he asks to negotiate an extension they won't, then the sign Braun to an eight year deal with less service time? Seems like a slap in the face...



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    Maybe Braun was a little more reasonable when it came to money.



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    And a little more in shape.



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    I would think he was more reasonable he is making only 5.6 million a year. That is nothing for a guy who will hit 25+ HR's and have around a 100 RBI's each year.

    He took a HUGE hometown discount.



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    8 Years is a nice little guarantee for a guy with less than a year of MLB time. The Brewers wouldn't even go to the table with Prince, so how would they know what he was wanting?



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    The thing is, that was a smart move with Braun, provided he learn's to play defense. I think he could have gotten more than that on the market, with his prodigious power.



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    That is kind of a surprising move... I would have liked to see more from Braun before giving him a long term deal, but maybe they think that they need to lock him in so they don't lose him.



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    The thing is, that was a smart move with Braun, provided he learn's to play defense. I think he could have gotten more than that on the market, with his prodigious power.
    The smart move is that they avoid arbitration, where he could make alot more. They still have him for two more years at the adjusted minimum before arbitration. It's actually only about a three year extension...



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    The problem isn't Fielder, the problem is Rosenhouse (sp?) his agent. His agent doesn't want to go to the table to negotiate. Its not all the brewers fault here.



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    Re: Prince Fielder Cannot Be Happy

    If his agent isn't willing to go to the table, than how can he expect a deal to be made? The tooth fairy?



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