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The Washington Nationals today announced a two-year extension for first baseman/left fielder Mike Morse, buying out his final two arbitration years. Morse will still become a free agent after the 2013 season as he was initially able to, but does the signing take the Nationals out of the running for free agent first baseman and former Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder?
With Morse's versatility, his ability to play both left field and first base, the Nationals have a true asset on their hands. When first baseman Adam LaRoche, a free agent signed prior to the 2011 season, went down early during the season, Morse filled in at first and performed admirably for the Nationals in the first season of his career where he got significant playing time. In the 146 games Morse played in, he was a star, totalling a line of .303/.360/.550 with a team-high 31 homers. But he'll be 30 once the season begins, and probably doesn't figure into Washington's long-term plans.
Meanwhile, the ...
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Close your eyes if you will and picture Michael Morse in your head. Got it? Okay, does that look like a shortstop? No, right? But that's what he was drafted as way back in 2000 (third round by the White Sox) and that's where he played his first six years of his ten-year minor league career. The easiest thing to state in this entire piece will be that Michael Morse doesn...
Oh, here's something! How about: Air Screech "performing" at halftime of last Monday's Wizards game? Air Screech and the Wizards are bad enough taken alone. In combination? Insufferable. Worse than puzzling over the latest dribs and drabs of Prince Fielder news? No. Not even close.
Now, if that was Prince Fielder in the Air Screech suit...
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The Rangers just invested over 100 million in a starting pitcher from Japan, so they're probably done spending money this winter. Well, not exactly. If the price is right, according to Nolan Ryan, the franchise could still land All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder.
After discussing the signing of Yu Darvish during a Thursday radio interview with Galloway and Company 103.3 KESN...
The #Nationals are still viewed by many in the industry as the frontrunners to sign Prince Fielder.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 19, 2012
One day after securing Yu Darvish, the Rangers work on Prince Fielder.
HBT: Many baseball executives think the Dodgers will make a play for Prince Fielder despite the team's ownership situation.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The first Texas Rangers dignitary Yu Darvish posed with for pictures Friday night after...
While you're sitting around wondering what the hell is going on with Prince Fielder, take a moment to bask in the glow of the new 2 year, $10.5 million extension Michael Morse got from the Nats with the above photo of Michael Morse in a Santa hat with a bat on his shoulder (Photo via 22Fresh on Facebook). Seeems like only yesterday when we were marvelling at Morse's modeling...
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Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan said that it would be "pretty hard to think" that a deal with Prince Fielder would develop in an interview yesterday with ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, writes Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com. However, Ryan also conceded that things can always change as he added, "when you think you’re out of something, you get up the next day and find out opportunities...
I haven’t been relentlessly searching the Internet for Prince Fielder signing news, because I’ve been too busy checking out area business luncheons for Redskins quarterback news.
But the hardcore Nats fans are certainly scouring the Internet for Prince nuggets, and it turns out that the hardcore Nats are as well.
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