Boras says markets different for Fielder, Pujols
Monday, November 14, 2011
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Scott Boras is already making his case for Prince Fielder over Albert Pujols.
As baseball's general managers got set to begin meetings, Boras pointed out Monday that his client, Fielder, is four years younger than Pujols and so the market for the two free agents will be different.
The slugging first basemen are the biggest power-hitting prizes available. Fielder helped the Milwaukee Brewers win the NL Central title this season and a trip to the NL championship series, where they were beaten by Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Boras says the biggest difference between the left-handed hitting Fielder, who is 27, and the right-handed batting Pujols, who is 31, boils down to just that -- age. He says Fielder could draw interest from teams trying to win right now or other ones building for the future.