Posted December 05, 2011 on
Many fans are looking at this offseason as a 'Prince Fielder or Bust' type campaign. But as Jack Zduriencik and the Mariners front office has shown, there are other ways to acquire talent and improve the ball club. As Baseball's Winter Meetings get underway in Dallas today, it may very well be trades that build the future of the Seattle Mariners.
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DALLAS –– During Day 2 of the winter meetings, the majority of the attention shifted to Albert Pujols. A variety of reports from FOXSports.com indicated that the Miami Marlins offered the St. Louis slugger a 10-year contract worth more than $200 million. By all accounts, The Machine is inching closer and closer to The Decision. But is Pujols the best long-term option on the market...
While executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette didn't totally dismiss the notion of the Orioles being interested in free-agent slugger Prince Fielder, all signs point to it being highly unlikely that the coveted first baseman ends up in Baltimore.
Contrary to one report, Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said Friday he has not offered to sweeten the pot in an attempt to keep free-agent slugger Prince Fielder.
In fact, Melvin said he has not talked to Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, since the general manager/ownership meetings in Milwaukee in mid-November.
"We haven't had any conversations with Scott...
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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...
Welcome back to the Anatole Hotel in Dallas, where the Brewers' portion of Prince Fielder's story could come full circle this week.
Nationals back off Brewers first baseman, but Orioles may be jumping inDALLAS — According to one report Monday, five teams are interested in free-agent infielder Carlos Guillen . That might be more than are legitimately pursuing Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder combined.
Other teams say they don't want to pursue Fielder if it means signing the slugger to deal of six years or longer.
HBT: And the big three of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes aren’t making nearly enough noise, so it’s definitely time for some mystery suitors to become involved.
Keep an eye on our live winter meetings cam, as we roam the corridors here at the Hilton Anatole hotel.
This assignment is fast becoming one of the more interesting ones of the baseball season. I can't stress to you all how much of the upcoming baseball season is actually dictated by what a team does over the winter. Many a season has been won and lost before a team actually...
Unlike last year, when the Yankees were in the middle of the Cliff Lee sweepstakes, they figure to be casual observers as other teams jockey for the services of free agents from Albert Pujols to Jose Reyes to Prince Fielder.