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  1. The Dodgers were a …Mystery Team in the Prince Fielder bidding

    Jan 26, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Interesting report from Jon Heyman. Seems that the Dodgers were involved in the Prince Fielder bidding. Like, seriously involved: The Dodgers were a surprise entrant in the sweepstakes, making a major push to sign the star slugger with an offer that guaranteed him seven years but provided a sweet four-year opt-out. And for a couple…

  2. Tigers fans don’t care how much money Prince Fielder makes

    Jan 26, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

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    I’ve been critical of the Prince Fielder contract. So have the majority of my counterparts around the baseball blogosphere. It’s a lot of money for a guy who doesn’t fit ideally into that roster and it may cause some issues later, yadda, yadda yadda, etc. But Tigers fans don’t really care.  At least the ones…

  3. The Prince Fielder deal is official, press conference at 2pm today

    Jan 26, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder, Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks

    The Prince Fielder contract is now official. And the terms were pretty much what was reported:  $23 million in each of the next two seasons and $24 million per season over the final seven years of the contract. A total of $214 million over nine. The real significance of this, however, is that this will be…

  4. Roy Oswalt got an offer from the Red Sox

    Jan 25, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Today is different than yesterday, huh?  Yesterday we had Prince Fielder, Tony La Russa and Tim Lincecum news. Today: we churn Roy Oswalt rumors.  Hey, it’s not all glamour and glitz. Anyway: Heyman says that the Red Sox have made an offer to Oswalt. No sense if he’ll take it or if, like an earlier…

  5. Must-click link: The Scott Boras origin story

    Jan 25, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

    Boras thinking

    Every superhero has an origin story. They were sent here from a doomed alien world. They were bit by a radioactive spider. Their parents were murdered in Crime Alley. Whatever the hell boring stuff happened to Aquaman to make him the mediocre whatever-it-is he is. Scott Boras may not be in the Justice League, but…

  6. Ryan Zimmerman won’t negotiate extension with Nationals after spring training begins

    Jan 25, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals have been engaged in some level of long-term contract talks for going on a year now, but yesterday the third baseman told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post that he’ll cut off negotiations once spring training starts: I think it’s unfair to my teammates for that to garner any attention…

  7. Gammons: GMs think Oswalt signs with the Cardinals or Rangers

    Jan 25, 2012, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Peter Gammons knows people in high places. Three of them are GMs with whom he spoke about Roy Oswalt, and two of them think Oswalt will sign with the Rangers. The third thinks it’s the Cardinals. All of those have been discussed before either due to previous interest in Oswalt or what we think we…

  8. Prince Fielder, Cecil Fielder and the significance of family

    Jan 25, 2012, 8:17 AM EDT

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    Cecil Fielder was making the media rounds yesterday following his son’s signing with the Detroit Tigers. It was understandable given his own history in Detroit. Thing is, Cecil and Prince have a very complicated history and, in recent years, have been reported to have no relationship at all. The whole story is known only to…

  9. Yoenis Cespedes establishes residency in Dominican Republic, already a free agent?

    Jan 24, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes AP

    UPDATE: That was fast. Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press was told by Cespedes’ representative, Edgar Mercedes, that not only has the Cuban outfielder established residency in the Dominican Republic, he has also officially been granted free agency by MLB. In fact, Cespedes stopped playing in the Dominican Winter League playoffs at the urging of MLB teams. We haven’t…

  10. Ike Davis is the NL’s second-best first baseman?

    Jan 24, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    Ike Davis, Miguel Montero

    With Albert Pujols and now Prince Fielder following Adrian Gonzalez to the American League, the NL has bled some remarkable talent at first base the last two winters. That’s one sure Hall of Famer and two more legitimate possibilities switching leagues while still in their primes. Left is Joey Votto and, well… Reds: Joey Votto…

  11. Miguel Cabrera says he’ll move back to third base to accommodate Prince Fielder

    Jan 24, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera began his tenure with the Tigers as a third baseman in 2008, but he was quickly moved across the diamond after committing five errors in the space of just 14 games. However, he’s preparing for an unexpected move back to the hot corner now that the Tigers and Prince Fielder have agreed to…

  12. Top 111 Free Agents: the post-Prince Fielder update

    Jan 24, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT

    Baseball player Albert Pujols wears an Angels cap after he is introduced by the Los Angeles Angels during a news conference at Angels Stadium in Anaheim

    In light of the Prince Fielder signing, here’s an updated look at how this year’s top 111 free agents have fared. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers): Tigers – 9 years, $214 million 3. Jose Reyes (Mets): Marlins – 6 years, $106 million 4. C.J. Wilson (Rangers):…

  13. Prince Fielder needs to be a full-time designated hitter

    Jan 24, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder, Joey Votto, Drew Stubbs

    After the stunning news that the Tigers had signed Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million contract came another little bombshell, courtesy of CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman: prince will be the first baseman, for anyone asking. cabrera will have to change role. FOXSports.com’s Danny Knobler, a former Tigers beat writer, made the same claim minutes…

  14. The Prince Fielder contract: all kinds of crazy

    Jan 24, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

    Prince Fielder, Corey Hart, Ryan Braun, Rickie Weeks

    For almost every big free agent deal there are (a) the financial implications; and (b) the baseball implications. Often a deal is good on the baseball side of things but not so good on the financial side of things.  In the case of Prince Fielder going to the Tigers for nine years and $214 million,…

  15. Tigers general manager four days ago: Prince Fielder “is probably not a good fit”

    Jan 24, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    leyland and dombrowski tigers

    Obviously a general manager saying misleading things about a big-name free agent shouldn’t be shocking at this point, but with Prince Fielder signing a massive nine-year, $214 million deal with the Tigers today Dave Dombrowski’s comments from just four days ago are pretty interesting. Dombrowski was asked Friday about the Tigers’ chances of signing Fielder…

  16. Prince Fielder signs a nine-year, $214 million deal with the Tigers

    Jan 24, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    It’s being reported by multiple sources that Prince Fielder is “very close” to a nine-year, $214 million deal with the Detroit Tigers. Tim Brown of Yahoo! had it first. UPDATE: The Associated Press reports that it’s a done deal. This is really off-the-wall.  Partially because (a) the Tigers just last week said they weren’t going…

  17. Rangers “believe they’re out of the bidding” for Prince Fielder

    Jan 24, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Last week general manager Jon Daniels admitted that Texas was “very unlikely” to sign Prince Fielder and now Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Rangers “believe they are out of the bidding” for the slugging first baseman. Fielder met with Rangers officials in Dallas earlier this month, but it’s unclear if talks even…

  18. The case of the Texas Rangers and the incredibly shrinking strikeout rates

    Jan 23, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli

    One of things that really stood out when I was doing projections over the last month was how the 2011 Rangers had a bunch of guys that didn’t strike out anywhere near as much as usual. In fact, seven of their nine veterans with at least 400 plate appearances last season set new career-lows when…

  19. “No deal in place” between Nationals and Prince Fielder

    Jan 23, 2012, 9:34 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    Late last night there was an unsubstantiated rumor going around Twitter that Prince Fielder had agreed to a deal with the Nationals, but both Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Jim Bowden of ESPN.com have shot that down. According to Bowden the two sides “continue to work on a deal” but there’s no…

  20. MLB execs think Dodgers will be “in play” for Prince Fielder

    Jan 22, 2012, 12:51 PM EDT

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    This is more speculation than rumor, but it’s worth passing along anyway given the subject matter. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says a “surprising number” of team executives have told him that they think the Dodgers will “ulimtately be in play” for free agent first baseman Prince Fielder. That might seem impossible given the…

  21. Rangers’ co-owner would rather keep Josh Hamilton than sign Prince Fielder

    Jan 21, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Now that Yu Darvish is officially in the fold as a member of the Texas Rangers, much of the attention will shift to whether the club should also sign Prince Fielder. The Rangers will soon have plenty of money coming in thanks to their new television contract, but the reality is that they might not…

  22. GM says Prince Fielder “probably not a good fit” for Tigers

    Jan 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Victor Martinez‘s season-ending knee injury puts the Tigers in the market for a veteran designated hitter and has some fans getting their hopes up for Prince Fielder, but general manager Dave Dombrowski threw cold water on that notion yesterday. Angela Wittrock of MLive.com asked the GM about Fielder during the Tigers’ winter caravan tour and…

  23. Rangers GM says signing Prince Fielder is “very unlikely”

    Jan 18, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

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    Rangers GM Jon Daniels addressed the speculation that his team might be a serious suitor for free agent slugger Prince Fielder after Wednesday’s press conference announcing the Yu Darvish contract. From MLB.com beat writer T.R. Sullivan: Jon Daniels, off camera, on the Rangers chances of pursuing Fielder: “I’m intimately aware of our budget and it’s very…

  24. The Rangers have until 5PM today to sign Yu Darvish

    Jan 18, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

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    Today is the deadline for the Rangers to reach a deal with Yu Darvish. The sides have until 5pm Eastern.  These things tend to go to the wire, and all along it is has been expected that a deal would be done.  This is fun though. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com: The word this morning is…

  25. Rangers “expect to sign” Yu Darvish, but also adding Prince Fielder is unlikely

    Jan 17, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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    There have been some reports about roadblocks in the contract negotiations between the Rangers and Yu Darvish, but according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com they “expect to sign” the Japanese right-hander before tomorrow’s late-afternoon deadline. There’s also been some speculation that the Rangers could sign Darvish to a huge long-term deal and then add Prince…

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