Fielders bat would be a great improvement to this lineup no doubt. There isn't that big of a need for first baseman next offseason, as the Yanks have Tex, Boston with A-Gon at 1B, Ortiz at DH; I don't see Tampa spending that kind of money. The Orioles were active this offseason, and we have seen them make big signings before. The White Sox are locked up with Konerko and Dunn. Detroit is locked with Cabrera and V-Mart. Dodgers could be suitors, though their situation is messy right now so who knows what the future holds. Cubs might be suitors as well, since Pena is only on a one year deal. Plus Pujols could become a free agent if the Cards don't resign him to an extension, so I'm sure that will have an impact.
I think Fielder would be better suited for an AL team because at least later in the contract he could DH if his defense declines.
I like that idea....go for it Jays
Prince DH....Bautista nice
Sign Reyes, sign Fielder, trade for Sizemore1.) Reyes 2B2.) Escobar SS3.) Sizemore CF4.) Bautista RF5.) Fielder 1B6.) Arencibia C7.) Snider LF/DH8.) Lawrie 3B9.) Thames LF/DH
I've a been a supporter of this idea for a while. Throw in the fact there will be an extra wildcard, I think it would be high time for the Jays to make a splash. Especially since we got Wells off the books...
Fill the CF and 2B positions either with yuoungsters are via trades, but that is a heck of a lineup...
I understand people's concerns about his defense but it's not actually that bad. He's a career -6.4 UZR/150 player, which is adequate.
Fielder is currently only 26 so if the Jays sign him to an 8 year deal, he'll be 34 to start the last season, not yet old enough to truly experience the steep decline his body suggests he'll undergo.