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In spite of the buzz out there about owner Jeffrey Loria meeting Scott Boras, who represents unsigned free agent Prince Fielder, the Marlins’ position on the slugging first baseman has not changed. According to a source who has spoken with their front office, they have not begun pursuing Fielder.
The soon-to-be free agent to monitor is Yoenis Cespedes, who on Thursday will begin a winter ball stint with the Aguilas of the Dominican league. Marlins President David Samson during his weekly segment on 790 The Ticketsaid the Marlins are prepared to make a strong run once Cespedes gains his Dominican residency and Major League Baseball declares him a free agent.
“Aggressive right to the point of stupidity, but not quite there,” said Samson, characterizing the club’s planned pursuit. “We think he’s a perfect fit for us, but it has to be sane. [We've] expressing interest, going to visit, making it very clear to his representatives and to him and his family that we think he should not b...
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Free agent first baseman Prince Fielder visited with the Texas Rangers Friday as part of his free-agent tour.
USA Today first reported the meeting, which was confirmed by a baseball source.
Fielder's meeting with the Rangers doesn't mean he's Texas bound though.
The first priority for the club remains signing Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish. The club has until 4 p...
This news comes from a Bob Nightengale tweet, who stated that the free agent slugger and the defending AL champions were meeting at a Dallas-area hotel. Fielder would make a lot of sense for the Rangers, who suffered through Mitch Moreland at first base last year. Moreland had a .259/.320/.414 line last year for the Rangers and was worth just 0.4 fWAR, one of the worst marks in baseball...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan said Saturday that the club's talks with free agent first baseman Prince Fielder on Friday were preliminary.
Ryan, who participated in a question and answer session as part of FanFest, said the Rangers wanted to see where Fielder was in the process.
"Our mindset is we're constantly trying to improve the ballclub...
HBT: Prince Fielder is meeting with the Rangers. Fielder in that ballpark and in the middle of a lineup that scored 855 runs last season would be scary
A person familiar with the meeting says free agent slugger Prince Fielder is in Texas to talk with the two-time American League champion Rangers. Fielder's visit to Texas on Friday was first reported by USA Today. Fielder is there to meet with Rangers officials, according to the person familiar with his situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...
The Rangers met on Friday with free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder at a Dallas-area hotel, according to multiple media reports.
Prince Fielder headlines a handful of high-profile Scott Boras clients who remain available in free agency, but most of the offseason’s top free agents have signed contracts by now. Here’s a look at possible suitors for the top ten remaining free agents (ranking on MLBTR’s list of top 2012 free agents in parentheses):
Prince Fielder (2) - Fielder will sign before Spring...
Free-agent slugger Prince Fielder is in Dallas to meet with the Texas Rangers at an area hotel, according to multiple media reports.
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As far as I know, this news doesn’t affect the Mariners chances of signing Prince Fielder, so I apologize in advance for the lack of update on that front.
I do, however, have some news to share. I underwent a bone marrow biopsy yesterday morning – my third one, in fact. The procedure is pretty crappy, and involves drilling into my tail bone to extract some bone and marrow samples...
ARLINGTON, Texas—Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan describes the team's discussions with free agent slugger Prince Fielder as "very preliminary.