So Prince Fielder is Going to Be a Dodger

The news broke last night that MLB and Frank McCourt came to an agreement to sell the Dodgers...possibly at gun point. That's real good news for baseball and Dodger fans that truly couldn't stand the guy. That's bad news if you thought any bargains were going to be had in free agency for the big names. For let's remember the Cubs offseason of 2006 when they were ready to sell and Tribune racked up a giant bill that they didn't have to pay.

Rumors on XM radio and from Ned Colletti were that the Dodgers already had some money to spend this offseason, agent and former player Dave Stewart commented that they approached him about an extension for Matt Kemp and he took that as they're not as handcuffed as some want to believe. And they very much need a big bopper in that lineup and I wouldn't be too surprised if they made a run at Jose Reyes as well.  Anything can happen of course and they may go after Pujols instead, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least that McCourt makes one more fame grab and tries to load up the Dodgers this offseason and then take as much credit as he can if they're successful, even after he sells it.

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the M's angrily disagree.

don't get it.

M's are/were supposedly who was going to throw 20-25m at him

ah, well a bunch of teams will throw money at him, McCourt is now in the unique position of not having to worry about the backend years which is usually the concern in free agency.

as long as the cubs get david dejesus and kevin slowey it don't matter what anyone does...cubs 2012 champs.

Roy Oswalt has 2 degenerative discs in his back and numerous cortisone shots over the last 2 years.

Kevin Slowey a likely non-tender candidate.

seems like Aramis should take 3b easily...maybe Fat Panda although his counting numbers weren't that close.

a lot of news outlets are falling over themselves about aram giving the cubs a "gift" by not picking up his option and how he won't see money like what he left behind, even if just for 1 season.

they're also equally confused about why he didn't want to be traded in order to build his visibility for the offseason FA hunt...

Arte Moreno - I received this telegram about an Aramis Rameriez?
Anyone hear of him?

No? okay I m on the next stage to Carson City

I haven't really seen anything like that. Seems more likley he'll get a three year $42 million deal.

ive seen it on the tv-side, mostly...mlb network and espn talking heads, especially mlb network (multiple people/programs).

Ahh, OK. Haven't watched them recently, though their hot stove shows are usually worth watching just to get some players and Hart's take on stuff.

It just takes one. I'd be shocked if he doesn't get more guaranteed money, but I'd agree he's not likley to get a raise from $16 million and a three year deal.

im ashamed to say i love "intentional talk" and kevin millar's corny self...

Reyes and the Dodgers? I'd be a tad surprised. Dee Gordon is ready for an extended look. I could see them pushing on Fielder, but they have a good talent that's ready for a look at short.

I'd be surprised too...but if they go nuts it's certainly possible.

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