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Prince Fielder Rumors: Chicago Cubs Are A 'Sincere Player'

The Chicago Cubs are rumored to have made an offer to free agent first baseman Albert Pujols already, but we continue to get reports about their interest in fellow free agent Prince Fielder, as well. Jon Heyman of SI.com recently posted on Tuesday that the Cubs were a "sincere player" in the Fielder market.

Without a first baseman at the moment, the Cubs have Bryan LaHair slotted in to be the team's regular first baseman in 2012. Obviously signing Fielder, or Pujols, would signify a massive upgrade, but it certainly won't come cheap. Heyman added that a few other teams were in the mix on Fielder, so he should be able to get a substantial deal even with usual big-spenders like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees off the market.

Fielder, 27, hit .299/.415/.566 while playing every game for the Brewers last season. He's one of the elite hitters in the game, with a .282/.391/.541 line and 228 home runs over his first six full seasons.

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