Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fielder Chooses Father's Footsteps

Well, the long hold-out is over and Prince Fielder has finally signed a contract. Much to the surprise of everyone in baseball, Scott Boras was able to procure a 9 year, $214 Million deal with yet another Mystery Team, this time the Detroit Tigers - Fielder's estranged father's team.

According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Davey Johnson said that the Nationals never actually exchanged a number with Boras Corp; though you can get pretty far without actually exchanging figures. Not too surprising, considering that Mike Rizzo has said all along that they never really were too interested in the slugging 1st Baseman. It has been widely reported that the club was unwilling to go beyond 6 or 7 years - possibly due to the exorbitant contract given to another Boras client last year...

In my unprofessional opinion, I would say that the Nats are pretty much done making moves for the Winter and will go into Spring Training with the players they currently have on the roster.

It has also been speculated that the team might take this time to lock up the Face to a Troy Tulowitzki-type deal, keeping him a National for the bulk of his career. Stay tuned to Capitol Baseball for more on that...

But for now, let's just mourn that Fielder won't be sandwiched in a lineup by Zimmerman and Morse and thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that we aren't paying Fielder $214 Mil over 9 years.

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