Found December 20, 2011 on NorthWest Sports Beat:

Q our Seattle Mariners blogger reports word has it a free agent contract is on the table of Prince Fielder to go to the Seattle Mariners via free agency. Essentially the Mariners are buying Prince’s prime production years (ages 28 thru 32). Jack Zduriencik knows what he's doing and I trust him and the Mariners front office.


Market slow to develop for Prince Fielder

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