It sounds like a great idea: Bring the Prince Fielder to Chicago, and let him take down Daddy’s former team and keep them off the top spot.

However, for “His Royal Highness of the Trade Deadline,” is he really worth the price?

Reports are saying the Brewers covet two major league players for the hefty first baseman, second baseman Gordon Beckham and pitchers John Danks or Gavin Floyd.

Can the White Sox seriously consider this?

Beckham has been hitting very well the past 2 months and, despite his position change for the second straight year, he is handling second base very well.

In a rotation that was depleted after Jake Peavy’s season-ending injury, Danks and Floyd will be the two young guns the Sox will lean on to carry them to the playoffs.

After those two, the rotation is solid, if unspectacular. Mark Buehrle is having a down year at 8-8 with a 4.18 ERA, but he is the glue that holds together this rotation. Freddy Garcia has enjoyed modest success this season with a 9-3 record but a 4.37 ERA, and Daniel Hudson has shown flashes of greatness but lacks the polish.

But, despite everything, Fielder is an excellent fit in Chicago. He doesn’t have to be an everyday player should the Sox retain veteran Paul Konerko, whose contract is up at season’s end.

As a left-handed hitter in a right-handed dominant lineup, Fielder would make pitchers think twice about pitching around him. Oh, and did I mention he would play 50% of his games at US Cellular Field, one of the most hitter-friendly parks in baseball?

The downside would be Prince’s hefty salary. He would be looking to base his next contract on Ryan Howard’s 5-year, $125 million extension, which would be too rich for Jerry Reinsdorf’s blood.

Also, I haven’t seen much of Fielder’s play at first base, but I cannot see him as an upgrade or equivalent to Paul Konerko. Paulie is great at fielding bad throws, which has been a huge boost for guys like Beckham, Alexei Ramirez, and the rotation at third base.

The Chicago White Sox really don’t have the pieces to pull off a move like this. Giving away young talent with their No. 1 pitcher out for the season for a rental left handed bat doesn’t sound like a winning remedy.

Then again, this is Kenny Williams, the same guy who traded Carlos Lee for Scott Podsednik, who was the catalyst behind the 2005 world champions. Could Kenny risk his future for the present?

Only if he feels that the Prince is worthy of his crown, and that may be a stretch.

Read more MLB news on