Marlins “definitely not” in talks for Prince Fielder

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When Miami officially dropped out of the running for Albert Pujols, there were reports suggesting that they might shift that focus (and money) toward Prince Fielder. But it’s not happening.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Fish are “definitely not” in talks for Fielder.

Maybe that will change if negotiations fall through with lefty C.J. Wilson, but for now Miami can be counted out on both big-time free agent first basemen. Yes, Gaby Sanchez’s job is safe.

Fielder’s market probably won’t fully develop until Pujols decides where to spend the rest of his career.

The Red Sox seem content to let Craig Kimbrel sign elsewhere

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LAS VEGAS — Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski strongly signaled that the team was unlikely to re-sign Craig Kimbrel, telling the assembled Boston media contingent that, “we’re not looking to make a per se big expenditure in that area.” Referring to the bullpen.

Kimbrel, who saved 42 games for the World Series champs, was recently reported to be seeking a six-year contract. I doubt he gets that, but he’ll get a pretty big deal nonetheless, and the Sox obviously feel like they can manage with a cheaper option in the back of the bullpen.