Fielder contract doesn't change the math
Posted: January 18, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CT
By PATRICK DONNELLY
The Brewers signed Prince Fielder to a one-year contract on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration one day before the filing deadline. Fielder, who hit .261 with 32 home runs and 83 RBIs last year, will earn $15.5 million in 2011, a record deal for an arbitration-eligible player.
However, Brewers fans should know that this is largely a procedural move