Derrek Lee is one of the first base options who are waiting on Prince Fielder to sign.
Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports took a look at five off-season stories that will carry over in to the 2012 calendar year. The first two on his list were the first base market, focusing on Prince Fielder, then the players on the market after Fielder.
Fielder is definitely holding the market up right now. Morosi mentions that he might need to choose between the biggest offer and the best opportunity to win. In either event, the Pirates aren't a candidate to sign him, as they don't project to be contenders in the next year or two, and don't have the money to get him to sign.
Morosi mentions the Pirates in the teams who are looking for a first base upgrade, also mentioning the Brewers, Cubs...
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