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Prince Fielder just wants to hit home runs

Dec 7, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

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Scott Boras, holding court at the winter meetings, had a nice quote about client Prince Fielder tonight. Asked if geography would influence Fielder’s decision-making this winter, he replied:

“I just think he likes fences that are short to home plate. That’s geographics he likes.”

Boras might half been half-kidding, but it certainly bodes better for the Cubs than it does the Mariners.

(hat-tip to the Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt)

  1. randygnyc - Dec 8, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Gotta think that prince is considering and may even prefer to sign with a contender as a DH. He definetly wouldn’t pull a Hanley.

  2. taz101 - Dec 8, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    Too bad the Pirates have are about as likely to step in & pony up the money as I am to step in & steal Scarlett Johanson from whoever it is she’s dating. Prince would absolutely dominate the Clemente Wall.

  3. phillychzstk2012 - Dec 8, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    It called T.O.R.O.N.T.O Prince….behind Bautista you’ll go yard all day. The team is young and has plenty of talent. If your smart you’ll accept a 5 year deal for more money and join the new movement in Toronto.

    • Ari Collins - Dec 8, 2011 at 9:23 AM

      Agreed that Toronto’s not a bad idea if he wants to hit homers.

      Doubt he’ll do 5 years, though.

  4. mydadyourmom - Dec 8, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Jays. Please. Jays.

  5. denny65 - Dec 8, 2011 at 3:48 AM

    Thankfully, we’ll never see Fielder in a Mariner’s uniform.

  6. cshearing - Dec 8, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    Your Dad played up here in TO, Prince. Continue the tradition. You, Jose, & Lawrie can rule the city.

    I really do not see a better suitor for him right now (assuming the rumors of interest are true). This may be the first time I have ever said that about a big FA and Toronto.

  7. Gordon - Dec 8, 2011 at 7:59 AM

    I agree, Toronto would be a great choice…plus they have that guy who sits in the CF bleachers, dressed in white, relaying signs to Jays hitters.

  8. uyf1950 - Dec 8, 2011 at 8:40 AM

    Well that quote from Boras if true certainly puts the Mariners at a disadvantage. I said I while back don’t discount Toronto. I still think they have a good shot at him.

    • Old Gator - Dec 8, 2011 at 8:49 AM

      And an even better shot if they can get Bud Light to entertain the idea of a designated runner for him. That way, once he reaches base or crushes a ball, they can have a guy go in and run the bases for him. Might get another three or four years out of his knees that way. What the hell, once the DH was deemed incurable, who cares what other kinds of degeneration beset the designatedhitterball league?

      • bozosforall - Dec 8, 2011 at 4:22 PM

        Lame

        Nothing wrong with the American League having the DH rule. That way we get to see pitchers have to pitch to decent hitters in ALL NINE spots in the batting order, while limiting injury to pitchers both at the plate and on the basepaths. One thing that would make it more interesting though would be if for every time that a pitcher is pulled, the DH would also have to be changed the next time that spot came up in the batting order. Might make teams think twice about pulling a pitcher during a game (and would at least add back a bit of the strategy that the old-timers who cling to the National League’s way of doing things so cherish).

  9. bozosforall - Dec 8, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    If Fat Ass Ortiz has been able to extend his career by being a full-time DH, then Fielder should take note as well.

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