Are the Brewers about to unload slugging first baseman Prince Fielder?

According to various rumours coming from the MLB winter meetings, the Milwaukee Brewers are on the verge of trading their power hitting first baseman Prince Fielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for closer Jonathan Broxton and first baseman James Loney. Fielder, who is a former Brewers first round pick is coming off an off year which saw him hit only .261 with 32 homeruns and 83 RBI’s. Still he has a proven track record which has seen him average 40 homeruns and 111 RBI’s over the past four campaigns. Playing first for the Brewers would be Loney who is considered a Gold Glove candidate. Still he doesn’t pocess the power of a Fielder. While he registered an impressive 88 RBI’s last season, Loney only had 10 homeruns. Meanwhile Broxton had what could be termed an inconsistent season which saw him lose his closers position in late August. He did have an impressive 22 saves but also carried an ugly 4.04 ERA. Earlier this off-season the Dodgers management said that they will go to spring training with Broxton as the closer but on a very short leash. Stay tuned to 29sports.com for more details on whether this trade rumour from the winter meetings will indeed be carried out.

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