Found December 05, 2011 on
Not much going on yet as far as deals go here at the baseball winter meetings in Dallas, but the Mariners are laying the groundwork to get some deals done that do not involve Prince Fielder.
One of the areas the team would like to upgrade is third base. Wil Polidor, the agent for former Mariners infielder Carlos Guillen, told me he'll be meeting here with all interested parties -- including Seattle. Guillen, 36, is currently working out in Miami.
"I think Seattle needs a player like Carlos Guillen,'' Polidor said. "He can hit and produce.''
Polidor is the agent for both Felix Hernandez and Franklin Gutierrez, so the Mariners have dealt with him many times.
Now, before we all get carried away, it's wise to remember that the Mariners are talking to a bunch of teams and agents about a bunch of players. Not all of them are going to end up with the Mariners.
The Mariners have also been linked to Ian Stewart of the Colorado Rockies.
Of the two, Stewart h...
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While executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette didn't totally dismiss the notion of the Orioles being interested in free-agent slugger Prince Fielder, all signs point to it being highly unlikely that the coveted first baseman ends up in Baltimore.
Contrary to one report, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Friday he has not offered to sweeten the pot in an attempt to keep free-agent slugger Prince Fielder.
In fact, Melvin said he has not talked to Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, since the general manager/ownership meetings in Milwaukee in mid-November.
"We haven't had any conversations with Scott...
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Everybody who cares about the Red Sox, even the tiniest bit, should be paying close attention to Prince Fielder's free agency. Because, right now, it's looking more than likely that he's not only going to wind up in the American League, but possibly the American League East.
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Welcome back to the Anatole Hotel in Dallas, where the Brewers' portion of Prince Fielder's story could come full circle this week.
Nationals back off Brewers first baseman, but Orioles may be jumping inDALLAS — According to one report Monday, five teams are interested in free-agent infielder Carlos Guillen . That might be more than are legitimately pursuing Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder combined.
This morning we look heavy at rumors that may even be outdated as you read this. That's the way it works when you stand around the Hot Stove.
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HBT: And the big three of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes aren’t making nearly enough noise, so it’s definitely time for some mystery suitors to become involved.
Keep an eye on our live winter meetings cam, as we roam the corridors here at the Hilton Anatole hotel.
This assignment is fast becoming one of the more interesting ones of the baseball season. I can't stress to you all how much of the upcoming baseball season is actually dictated by what a team does over the winter. Many a season has been won and lost before a team actually...