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Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes could find a landing spot for the future. Gil Hodges, Ron Santo and Minnie Minoso could lock up a legacy forever.
Baseball's winter meetings open Monday, a four-day session that often turns into a fan's delight. There's always the promise of blockbuster trades and major free-agent signings - even if they don't happen, the rumors and speculation keep things interesting.
Will the New York Yankees work out a swap for Cubs pitcher Matt Garza? Will some bullpen add A's All-Star closer Andrew Bailey? Will C.J. Wilson or Mark Buehrle strike riches?
Surely, there are some general managers itching to get busy. Six teams have hired new GMs, and Houston will become the seventh.
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At just 27 years of age, Prince Fielder owns 230 career home runs and three consecutive seasons of an OBP north of .400. He hasn't played in fewer than 157 games in a full season, despite his hulking frame. All of that will contribute to what's likely to be plenty of Prince Fielder rumors at this week's Winter Meetings. Let's run down today's:
The Blue Jays...
According to a report out of CBS Cleveland, the Toronto Blue Jays are one of three teams remaining pursuing the services of free agent first baseman Prince Fielder. Prince, whose dad Cecil once played for the Jays, is coming off a season in which he hit .299 with 38 bombs and 120 RBI’s for the NL Central winning Milwaukee Brewers.
The buzz of the move has...
Albert Pujols and his douchebag agent (we pretty much take everything bad we've ever said about Scott Boras back) have some mighty lucrative offers to consider this week... one of them being from the big-spending Miami Marlins, and the other meaning he won't need to pack a thing.
The team reportedly met with the nine-time All-Star and agent Dan Lozano to offer a 10...
It’s reminiscent of the Republican witch hunt for President Barack Obama’s birth certificate that would validate their suspicions that he was born outside of the United States.
All-star slugger Albert Pujols is this offseason’s heavily courted free agent, drawing large interests and even larger amounts of cash offers from the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs.
St. Louis’ winter meeting plans hinge on the Albert Pujols contract negotiations.
Despite their desire to make a big splash at the meetings, the Washington Nationals were no where to be found on Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings. Unless you count conflicting rumors flying off the handle about the teams interest in CJ Wilson, Mark Buehrle, Prince Fielder, and even Albert Pujols. Here's what we know about the Nats after one day of negotiating.
If you thought the Miami Marlins' offers to both Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols were nothing more than public relations window dressing, think again.
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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.
How does a 1-2 punch of Jose Bautista and Prince Fielder...
Had to get on a plane a short time ago, but just prior, I told you via Twitter that the Mariners had inked outfielder Darren Ford to a minor league contract. Ford is only 26 and steals a lot of bases while putting up good OBP and walk rates. Oh yeah, he can play center field as well, meaning that while he's strictly minor league depth for now, his presence -- he's been invited...
The club is cutting payroll in 2012, so taking on Prince Fielder or anyone else who would demand a large salary is not feasible, the general manager says.Reporting from Dallas -- Prince Fielder is there for the taking. The Dodgers aren't playing, but Ned Colletti had a thought.