Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Prince Fielder still waiting

The best remaining free agent on the market, Prince Fielder, is still without a contract as of today, January 11th.

One would wonder if teams really are waiting for agent Scott Boras to drop his price a little, something that is unrealistic if you were to ever ask that camp.

Most in baseball would have expected Prince to part of an organization by now.  If your wondering about deals this late into the off season, one of the latest signings by a bigger free agent was Carlos Delgado.  Carlos waited until January 26th of 2005 to sign with the Marlins, a 4 year deal worth $52 million.

Other big deals that have come later in January in recent years have been:

Vladimir Guerrero: 5-year / $70 million with the Angels, Jan 11 2004 and Carlos Beltran: 7-year / $119 million with the Mets, Jan 10, 2005.

The countdown is still on for teams to sign Prince, but the chances of the 8-year deal worth $25 M per season doesn't look good.  The Nationals, Rangers , Marlins, Mariners and Brewers still look to possible landing spots.  Milwaukee has been rumoured to be out on bringing Prince back, but if they did offer him a 5-year deal for $100M before he elected for free agency, maybe that deal is still on the table.

Last season, Prince Fielder hit .299 with 38 home runs and 120 RBI.

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