Seattle Going after A BIG Bat
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has tweeted INFO HERE.
Mariners made prince fielder an offer (or at least told him what they’d pay). seattle people love him but said to have $ limits…
It might not be an “official offer” but it certainly sounds like one.
At least now Mariners fans we’re getting word that the M’s are HOT after the PRINCE!
This is good news. As we’ve been hearing reports that Prince is not overly excited about Seattle based on it not being “his type” of ballpark!
I’d of course love to see him in a Mariners uniform. Talk about making noise out west eh? The Angels get Pujols. The Rangers are going after Darvish, and now the Mariners after Fielder.
News on Fielder earlier today had ESPN’s Buster Olney saying the Cubs were doing some research on Prince too.
“The Cubs have done some background work on Prince Fielder, and they would like him–but only on their terms, not close to a 10-year deal.”
Prince is currently listed at 5′ 11″ and 285 lb. Yes he is the son of former Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Cecil Fielder, and was selected by the Brewers in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida.
Prince holds the Brewers’ team record for home runs in a season, and is the youngest player to hit 50 home runs in a season.
Fielder became the Brewers’ starting first baseman in 2006.
In 2007 Fielder earned the Brewers Team MVP award, the Player’s Choice NL Outstanding Player award, 2007 Silver Slugger award, and was voted the NL Hank Aaron Award winner.
Fielder ended the 2008 regular season with a .276 batting average, 34 home runs, 102 RBI, 86 runs and 84 walks.
He finished 2009 with 141 RBIs, and 46 Homers.
On January 18, Fielder and the Brewers agreed on a one-year, $15.5 million contract. He finished the year with a .299 average, 38 home runs, and a .566 slugging %. He came in 3rd in the voting for the 2011 NL MVP Award.
Following the world series this year he became a free agent.