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MLB Trade Rumors:
A player on the Nationals said the team was still in on Prince Fielder yesterday, even though GM Mike Rizzo recently said that Adam LaRoche will be their first baseman next year. Rival executives believe Prince will eventually end up in Washington, however. Here's are today's rumors about the best remaining unsigned free agent, with the latest news on top...
Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com hears that there is no way the Orioles will do eight-plus years at $20MM+ annually for Fielder. The team is also wary of being used as "leverage" against another club, such as the Nationals.
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Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said yesterday on MLB Network Radio that there's every reason to expect Adam LaRoche to play first base in Washington next year. "We've more or less decided that Adam is going to be our first baseman unless something extraordinary, out of the ordinary happened," Rizzo said. However, reports continue to link the Nationals to free agent first...
Even if they don't sign Prince Fielder, the Mariners can still expect to score a lot more runs in 2012. With a little bit better luck, a couple of bounce back seasons and full seasons from some of their young players, the club could come very close to being a middle-of-the-pack offense without any further roster additions. SeattleClubhouse shows you how inside.
ANALYSIS/OPINION Landing left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez was a big move for the Washington Nationals, addressing one of two major goals as outlined by general manager Mike Rizzo. Prince Fielder wouldn't address Rizzo's second objective — an outfield bat, preferably in center field and atop the lineup. But the rotund first ...
Overview With or without Prince Fielder, the American League West has gotten a lot tougher for the Mariners. Armed with new local television...
There was a rumor flying around yesterday, as has been the case for much of this winter, about where the Prince Fielder talks currently sit. The rumor had Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, possibly considering a shorter-term, three-year deal for his client.
That one just doesn't pass the proverbial smell test. If anything, Boras would probably lower the yearly dollar amount...
Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder and John Axford (L) along with the rest of the team celebrate in the locker room after the Brewers beat the Florida Marlins 4-1 clinching the National League Central Division Championships, in Milwaukee September 23, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Well, just when Mike Rizzo goes out of his way...
HBT: It’s anyone’s guess as to where Prince Fielder will end up. But it’s January 2012, and probably closing in on crunch time for super-agent Scott Boras and his big fish client.
Here is the latest hot stove buzz circulating around MLB:
The Dodgers could look to move OF Andre Ethier before the trade deadline.
The Blue Jays agreed to sign LHP Darren Oliver to a one-year contract.
Matt Garza‘s suitors now include the Tigers.
The Angels have to trade Mark Trumbo and Kendry Morales, eventually.
Prince Fielder recently visited with the Orioles.
Agent Scott Boras told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Prince Fielder hasn’t signed because the process of acquainting MLB owners with the first baseman and his many accomplishments has been time consuming. As always Boras has some memorable quotes, so let's move on to some highlights from his talk with Rosenthal:
“It takes a bit longer because these are ownership...