Why The New York Yankees Will Not Sign Prince Fielder

The New York Yankees traded Jesus Montero last night, and that immediately sparked some Prince Fielder to the Yankees rumors.

Montero was expected to be the Yankees DH in 2012, so now that the Yankees have an opening at DH Fielder seems like a perfect fit.

Here are reasons why the Yankees will not sign Prince Fielder:

-The Yankees have a budget (yes, they really do!) The Yankees were not willing to overpay for Edwin Jackson, Hiroki Kuroda, (the price went down) C.J. Wilson, or any other pitcher. The Yankees had a need at starting pitcher, too. With no need at DH, and a budget, the Yankees and Fielder simply do not match.

-Alex Rodriguez and others need time at DH- If the Yankees were to sign Fielder, A-Rod, Derek Jeter, even Nick Swisher would not be able to get their at bats at DH. The Yankees need the DH position to be somewhat open, and if Fielder is on the Yankees that will not be the case.

-Mark Teixeira Plays First Base- Simply put, the Yankees have a first baseman and Prince Fielder is not likely to accept a deal to be a DH.

Fielder and the Yankees do not match up well, but soon I will look at the candidates that do match up well.

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