Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Show Him The Money

I'm rather surprised at the $8 million arbitration figure submitted by Scott Boras on behalf of Prince Fielder. I thought they would go higher than that - maybe as high as $10 million given the Brewers' playoff appearance and record attendance last year.

I'm wondering if the Brewers didn't think they same thing and submitted $6 million thinking they might settle at $8 million. Once the figures were submitted, Doug Melvin sure seemed to perk up about the prospects of settling with Fielder and avoiding a hearing. I'll guess that they settle at $7.4 - $7.5 million. That's a deal for a player of Fielder's skill and youth.

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