Report: Nationals front-runner for Fielder
A report from the Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee says the Nationals are the front-runner to land All-Star first baseman Prince Fielder.
The Nationals have repeatedly denied such rumors, continuing to publicly say that Adam LaRoche will be the club’s first baseman in 2012, but the Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt cites an MLB official who says Washington is leading the chase for Fielder.
The report says the Nationals may not go the eight to 10 years that Fielder’s agent, Scott Boras, is seeking. The club might want a shorter deal, but Haudricourt believes if the Nationals can match or exceed the $25.4 million annual salary that Albert Pujols is getting from the Angels, Boras and his client should still be pleased.