I wonder if Prince Fielder is ready to strangle Scott Boras, yet? After all, it has to be sobering to still be unsigned after the huge paydays Albert Pujols and Yu Darvish got. Alas, it’s looking less and less likely that Fielder gets the giant, 6-year deal he was looking for. It’s even being rumored that Fielder will have to 1) go crawling back to the Brewers or b) sign a one-year deal with someone and take another shot at free agency next year.
Prince Fielder, 1B, free agent – The fact that one of the best hitters in the game is unsigned as we head into late January is the story of the winter. Who will give Fielder seven years? One AL East GM thinks it comes down to the Rangers and Nationals, with the Brewers and Cubs taking a shot if he settles for a one-year deal and elects to become a free agent again.
I would generally poo-poo such a report, but this one comes from Nick Cafardo, who arguably has been the best Cubs beat reporter over the course of the last 6 months. Ha. See what I did there?