"I'm signed for this year, but being real about it, it is probably the last year…. That's what you guys said last year. Probably. It is what it is."
Now, to his defense, his contract situation and impending free agency has been the elephant in the room for a while now. However, when your team is clearly not as stable as it has been, now is not the time to go around stating this is probably your last year with the team. Despite what the Brewers say, this adds to the pressure of “now or never” because they are losing one of their NL MVP candidates.
This year Fielder is hitting .294 with 32 homeruns, 109 RBI in 150 games. Along with teammate Ryan Braun, Fielder is a serious contender for the NL MVP. Even though it appears as though the Brewers are going to make the playoffs, these comments did not seem needed.