Scott Boras made his case Monday to separate his client Prince Fielder from fellow free agent first baseman Albert Pujols.
“I do think there are a lot of teams that ? look long-term with a younger player that may not be in the market for a player that is four or five years older,” explained Boras. “My experience in free agency is that Prince is somebody that both a ?current? [focused] club and a ?future? club could invest in.” Fielder has slugged at least 28 home runs in each of his first full six seasons and doesn’t turn 28 years old until next May. Meanwhile, Pujols turns 32 in January and his coming off his “worst” season. Of course, “worst” for Pujols would be a career-year for most mortal men. For what it’s worth, ESPN.com polled a panel of MLB executives earlier this month and found that an overwhelming majority believe Fielder will be a better value than Pujols over the life of their next contracts.