Found December 22, 2011 on
Big League Stew:
Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison was at it again on Thursday afternoon, attempting to trick his followers and baseball writers on Twitter with a series of tweets designed to lead those not paying attention to believe that free agent first baseman Prince Fielder was headed to the Seattle Mariners.
Of course the smart fish, so to speak, weren't biting on that original tweet because, well, it's Logan Morrison, and everybody knows how much Logan Morrison loves being Logan Morrison, and loves seeing his name written several times in blog posts and articles.
Of course that didn't stop some media outlets, such as WGN Radio in Chicago — flagship station of the Chicago Cubs — from going to the air with the news, while not directly acknowledging the tweets. Sports anchor and Chicago Cubs postgame host David Kaplan reportedly told listeners a deal with Seattle was near just moments after the original tweet, and that the Cubs were likely to miss out on the best free agent l...
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MIAMI — With Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison regarded as “off limits,” the Marlins are finding it difficult to trade for frontline starting pitching.
Miami pursued Gio Gonzalez for more than a month, but Oakland’s asking price always included either Stanton or Morrison.
Becauses the Marlins are not willing to part with either, they are finding it difficult to lure in a legitimate...
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We heard on Friday that the Orioles are in fact interested in Prince Fielder, but not at his current asking price. While O's executive vice president Dan Duquette won't say much about the team's pursuit of the slugger, it might be the other D.C. area team that makes an aggressive offer. Here's the latest on Fielder with the latest news up top..
Yesterday we heard that Scott Boras is "gunning for" an average annual salary of $25.5MM for free agent Prince Fielder, which would be just above the $25.4MM annual payout Albert Pujols received from the Angels. Fielder also wants a ten-year deal, though a number of clubs are interested in a six-year pact. We'll keep track of any news about the slugger right here...
The St. Louis Cardinals and centerfielder Carlos Beltran have agreed on a two-year contract, according to Derrick Goold of St. Lous Post-Dispatch. Beltran, 34, has been a hot commodity on the free agent market, especially drawing interest from St. Louis after slugger Albert Pujols departed to join the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Losing Pujols is a killer. He was the heart and...