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Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols are the top prizes in this current group of MLB free agents, and both would fit nicely at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. But the power hitting first basemen will come at an extremely high price, possibly in the seven years, 200 million-range.
While either would be a tremendous offensive upgrade, Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan said Thursday night that the two-time defending American League champions were probably not going to add Fielder or Pujols.
"Making a seven-or-eight year deal for Fielder or Pujols is not something our organization is prepared to do," Ryan told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram . "I very much expect Mitch Moreland to be our first baseman next year."
Fielder, 27, has hit 228 home runs during his six seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers . Pujols, 31, has hit 445 homers over his 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. Both players' home run totals could see a significant increase by playing half the seaso...
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The St. Louis Cardinals aren't expected to pursue Prince Fielder if they deem that Albert Pujols is out of reach, according to Joe Strauss of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. GM John Mozeliak said there's a “different set of circumstances” regarding the two superstars and his team is more likely to spend heavily on Pujols because of his value to the organization.
In an offseason that has already featured a facepalming general manager search and is not going to feature Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, or any one of relevance, the Baltimore Orioles introduced their new uniforms and reintroduced the cartoon bird, kind of like a “we’re sorry” for what has, and is going to, happen in these next three months.
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News and rumors from MLB's GM/owners meetings at the Pfister Hotel.
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The Florida Marlins have never been known for having deep pockets. The team never enters an offseason eyeing the top free agents in the class. The Marlins combine talented homegrown prospects with cheap stopgap solutions and, in most cases, deal their players away before they get very expensive.
This has been their modus operandi for years, which makes it all the more interesting...
It's no joke, folks.
"We're dead serious," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said.
The Marlins have made a nine-year offer to free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols at a "substantial" dollar amount, according to major-league sources.
They also have made a six-year, $90 million offer to free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes and offers to free-agent left-hander...
Scott Boras is already making his case for Prince Fielder over Albert Pujols.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Scott Boras is already making his case for Prince Fielder over Albert Pujols.
MILWAUKEE - Scott Boras is already making his case for Prince Fielder over Albert Pujols.
As baseball's general...
Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, general manager Doug Melvin and assistant GM Gord Ash met with agent Scott Boras, who represents free agent Prince Fielder, amid growing indications that the Brewers were preparing to move on to Mat Gamel at first base.
In separate conversations, owner Mark Attanasio and general manager Doug Melvin made it clear they consider the NL Central champion Brewers a playoff contender again in 2012, with or without Prince Fielder.