According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are pursuing both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.
Not only are the Cubs interested in both impact players but according to Rosenthal, the Cubs “also are acknowledging two emerging realities – a dwindling number of sluggers available in future free-agent markets and the restrictions on spending in the amateur draft under baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement.” Ken Rosenthal reported that according to his sources the Cubs are more willing to go long term on a contract with Albert Pujols than with Prince Fielder. Pujols is a better defender and there is a concern with some teams about Fielder’s body … most would rather go short-term, high dollar with Fielder.
Rosenthal added, “by signing one of the two, the Cubs would ensure that they are set with a premier slugger as they try to return to prominence in the NL Central.
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