Found December 18, 2011 on
Club doesn't have much cash left to spend on free agents, so what it has now is pretty much what it will put on the field next season.Late one night at baseball's winter meetings this month, Scott Boras was encircled by reporters in a Dallas hotel lobby, talking about this and that — the Miami Marlins' shocking spending spree, what the market looked like for star client Prince Fielder, whether J.D. Drew intended to retire, and so on.
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The Rangers have pledged a record $51.7 million for the privilege of negotiating a contract with Yu Darvish. This was Big News in the baseball world -- and Medium News in the world-world. To it, I would like to offer the following response:
Your move, Mr. Boras.
With all due respect to Darvish's considerable pitching ability, I have the attention span of an overly caffeinated...
Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reported that at baseball's winter meetings reporters surrounded super-agent Scott Boras in a serious question-and-answer session. But when asked about the Dodgers he said, "Normally, they're in the steaks sections and I found them in the fruits and nuts category a lot."
Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Prince Fielder sits in the dugout before a MLB spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Phoenix, March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Whoever had Prince Fielder going to the Cubs in their MLB free agent office pool should have an extra spring in their step today.
No, the North Siders...
I’m back with Russ and we discuss Prince Fielder, where he’ll end up, and the Scott Boras machine. Where will he end up? Could the Yankees be in play? Does anyone buy the Prince Fielder/Jimmie Foxx comparisons?
Eugene: Topic for this week – Prince Fielder. Where will he sign? What will he get?
Russ: What will he get? A lot of money. I think he will get about $17 million...
Here's a look back at the original reporting and analysis produced by our writing staff this week..
MLBTR learned that the the Cubs and Dodgers have been in discussions with Coco Crisp to play left field. The 32-year-old hasn't played left regularly since 2005 with the Indians. Crisp hit .264/.314/.379 in 583 plate appearances for the Athletics this year, his healthiest...