Whether it's speculation, hope, or genuine rumors is hard to tell, but it's hard not to notice the chatter around Prince Fielder potentially joining the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joel Sherman said on twitter this morning that he's hearing from rival execs that the Dodgers will ultimately make a bid for Fielder, and the LA Times has a piece advocating a Fielder pursuit if only to boost the value of the team for the eventual McCourt sale of the team.
- Twitter / @Joelsherman1 - "Stuff I heard and learned at BBWAA dinner: 1) surprising number of execs think #Dodgers will ultimately be in play for Prince Fielder"
Want to boost the value of the Dodgers? Sign Prince Fielder - latimes.com
"McCourt has more than $900 million in projected debt, and when it was first decreed he had to sell, the Dodgers were expected to sell for close to $1 billion. Now McCourt and his advisors believe the bidding could hit $1.5 billion. Would the addition of Fielder kill such a price, or support it?"
Prince Fielder Rumors: Rangers, Nationals are the Front-Runners - MLB Daily Dish
"The 31-year-old has yet to sign with a team this offseason, and he's now the top remaining free agent by far, as name"
Yu Darvish Fall Out: What Happens with Prince Fielder Now? - MLB Daily Dish
"Yu Darvish is officially a Texas Ranger, with him signing a six-year deal worth $60 million yesterday evening. One question that now emerges, is what happens with Prince Fielder? The Rangers had showed interest in him, and he is the biggest name still available."