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Miami Marlins Still Not Considering Prince Fielder

The Miami Marlins have stressed multiple times this offseason that they do not intend to pursue free agent slugger Prince Fielder. Rumors can have a life of their own, though, and with the market for Fielder all but nonexistent, Scott Boras (Fielder's agent) reportedly checked in with Marlins owner Jeff Loria yesterday.

Don't get your hopes up; it appears that the Marlins haven't changed their minds at all:

[T]he Marlins' position on the slugging first baseman has not changed. According to a source who has spoken with their front office, they have not begun pursuing Fielder. (Juan Rodriguez, Sun Sentinel)

Boras has seemingly run out of potential teams that are interested in his client, so it's possible that Prince Fielder will eventually have to sign a much smaller deal than was originally predicted. Even then, though, the Marlins don't have a need at first base and would be better off allocating their money into a position of need, like centerfield.

For more on the Marlins' offseason, drop by SB Nation's blog on the Marlins, Fish Stripes.

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