Found November 04, 2011 on
New York Mets
Ok, so I live in Northern California and you likely care a whole lot more about the Giants, for good reason. Heck, you might even like the A's and if so, good for you. However, I am a Cubs fan and they have issues, BIG issues, and those issues are on my mind. Lots of talk about them signing Prince Fielder but I think that would be a mistake, not because he isn't a great run producer, he is, but because for as much as it will cost to sign him, they could spread that money around and be a better team. Plus, if you are giving $23M to a 1st baseman, I want that guy to also win a gold glove and not just be a serviceable defender.
Here is the plan... and I really have no idea if the finances would work but I think more quality depth is built with this plan than throwing $23M at Fielder.
SS - They are set with Starlin Castro but they need a better fielding 1st baseman due to his throwing errors.
C - Apparently they are set with Geovany Soto but I wish they weren't.
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Short piece in USA Today yesterday mentioned the infielder moves that they believe will happen this offseason. The bad news is that they predict the Dodgers won't get Albert Pujols (who will return to St. Louis) nor Prince Fielder (who will end up with the Cubs). The worse news is that according to their chart, we'll end up swapping out Jamey "Admiral Ackbar"...
Listen to BallparkBob talk about the Hot Stove league and off-season fantasy baseball tips. Today, BallparkBob discusses the change in the outfield fences at Citi Field and how that will affect the 2012 fantasy baseball season for David Wright and Jason Bay. Also, BallparkBob discusses where Prince Fielder will end up after free agency; Bob predicts it will be Florida or Texas...
Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder went together like beer and bratwurst over the past five seasons with the Brewers, and they were linked again Wednesday, perhaps for one last time. Both players were named Silver Sluggers in the National League.
NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's free-agent signing season began Thursday with Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Aramis Ramirez all available in a market far stronger on hitting than starting pitching.C.J. Wilson, Mark Buehrle, Roy Oswalt, Edwin Jackson and Hiroki Kuroda topped the list of free-agent starters, ...
Even in a class that includes Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, C.J. Wilson may be the most intriguing free agent of all, simply because of how much his position and circumstance can boost his market value.
A lot of big teams have been looking for new general managers this off-season, so it is understandable if the Baltimore Orioles’ search has flown a bit under the radar. But that hasn’t stopped the O’s from aiming high.
According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, the Orioles have requested permission to interview Andrew Friedman.
OK, OK…stop laughing. Yes, yes. We know. Friedman...
The focus remains pitching, but would the Rangers make a run at Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder?