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Did Prince Fielder make a New Year's Resolution to lose weight?
Whether you run a major league franchise or a fantasy baseball team, Prince Fielder represents a risk to your team’s long term success. There has been much ado in the sports media recently about Prince Fielder perhaps joining a new team (or re-signing with his old club) as a free agent for the 2012 season. Armed with a professional athlete’s ego and uber-agent Scott Boras in tow, Fielder has made it clear he is looking for a long-term contract. Upon first glance, this looks like a no-brainer. He is a 27-year old slugger coming off a season which saw him hit 38 HR (good for 2nd in the National League) and 120 RBI (also 2nd in the N.L.). Based upon his age and his stats alone, Fielder looks like the kind of player that a major league team (or fantasy baseball owner) would fight tooth-and-nail to place on their roster. However, that might not be the wisest of moves.
Fielder has been remarkably consistent over his c...
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HBT: Washington might not be Prince Fielder‘s first choice, but the Nationals “have emerged as the favorite” to sign the free agent first baseman.
Happy New Year Everyone! With not a whole lot to talk about today, I’ve got something to talk about. Where will Prince Fielder land?
It’s really surprising to see that Fielder has not signed yet. We expected Fielder to ramp up his negotiations after Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels. However, it appears that he has slowed down in his pursuit of a new team...
According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel word around MLB people is that Prince Fielder may be on his way to joining the Nationals as they have moved into the lead in the race for Fielder. Fielder who is arguably the top free agent remaining on the market, has received significant interest from the Mariners and Cubs. But many teams are hesitant to pass out a...
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Reports continue to surface that the Nationals are the front-runners to land free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder, but they did not say if both sides were close to a deal.
A Major League Baseball official said over the weekend that word is spreading in the industry that the Washington Nationals are emerging as a favorite to sign free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder.
Overview With or without Prince Fielder, the American League West has gotten a lot tougher for the Mariners. Armed with new local television...
Clearing out the farm system isn’t usually advised, but the Brewers were in a unique position. Having Prince Fielder for one more season and needing at least two starters, the Brewers cleaned out their top prospect cupboard and added Alcides Escobar. Jake Odirizzi, Brett Lawrie, Jeremy Jeffress, Lorenzo Cain, and Escobar got the Brewers Zack Greinke, Shaun Marcum, and a division...
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.
It looks like 2012 is already shaping up to be a pretty good year for quotes. First Scott Boras compares Prince Fielder to Henry Kissinger and now one of Steve Garvey's sons says he's not a fan of putting the "student" into "student-athlete."
It's true. After one semester at USC, Ryan Garvey says there was way too much studying getting in the way of...