I haven’t heard any mention of this in the mainstream media, but word on the virtual street is that Prince Fielder is eating meat again. During a recent chat, someone with the screen name “Prince Fielder” jokingly asked ESPN’s Keith Law, “Which vegatables (sic) are good with ketchup and mustard?” To which Law replied, “I […]

Yahoo! fantasy “expert” Brandon Funston (whose teams always seem to finish last) weighs in this week on Prince Fielder and his lack of power this season: Folks, I hear your concerns about Fielder’s new vegetarian lifestyle. Last year’s 50-home run hitter has just six long balls through 43 games this season. Milwaukee doesn’t employ a […]

David Ortiz (.070, 1 HR, 3 RBI) “I’m just trying to figure things out for a minute so I can go back to being Big Papi again. You see this in baseball, where a guy will have a hard time, go home, chill out and come back with a fresh mind. It happens to everybody. […]

Professional baseball players are selfish. Everybody knows it. They’re greedy, money grubbing douchebags. Except, for most of this offseason, they weren’t. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a walk down memory lane. This winter, Troy Tulowitzki, Matt Holliday, Robinson Cano, Brad Hawpe, Manny Corpas and a few others signed contracts that locked them up through their […]

Prince Fielder was once the spokesperson, along with his father, for the McDonalds triple cheeseburger. But those days are long gone. Yesterday, Prince announced that he has become a vegetarian. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal: It wasn’t always this way. Fielder used to enjoy a stacked burger or a juicy steak as much as any carnivore, […]

This is one of a series of posts in which we grade each team’s wily hot stove maneuvers and tragic offseason blunders. As we know, “Milwaukee” is Algonquin for “the good land.” And Milwaukee does indeed look like the good land in 2008. Last year they ended up leading the NL Central for all but […]

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