Mariners, Mariners Fans Are Freaking Out; Dutiful Prince Fielder Rumors

You thought Cardinals fans were upset? At least they can un-ironically console themselves out of one of the best players of all time because it would've supposedly been a contract Albertross (not mine). Mariners fans, though, oh boy. Let's give them a moment to collectively collect themselves.

Check out Jeff Sullivan (one of my favorite writers) essentially on open mic with great analysis dropped right in the middle; check out Geoff Baker railing on the man, the system, and dammit, the nerds too (he does have at least one correct premise in that Sabermetrics does little to account for outside-the-game effects like new TV deals, stadiums, and size of fanbases) and a couple suddenly-sober pieces on why the Mariners simply must sign Prince Fielder not now, but right now:

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