Thursday, January 26, 2012

Report: Dodgers were in on Prince Fielder

Maybe Ned Colletti does read Dodger blogs, as the Dodgers were reportedly finalists for Prince Fielder's services.

From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:
"The Dodgers' attempt at Fielder, with a high annual salary on the four years Fielder was guaranteed to be a Dodger and the always favorable player opt out, is believed to have put them among the final three teams in on Fielder..."
I kind of wish I didn't know that.

The details -- as limited as they are right now -- had the Dodgers paying Fielder $26 million for the first four years and "in the low $20-million range" for the last three years. There was also an opt-out clause in the contract.

I, and others, have written about Fielder to the Dodgers before he signed with the Tigers this week. It made sense. But in the end, it's hard to blame him for not taking a 7-year, $160ish million deal instead of a 9-year, $214 million deal.

This is, most likely, the last time I'll write about him in detail. Good luck to him in Detroit. It's too bad Victor Martinez had to go and tear his ACL. The Dodgers will enter the season with James Loney at first base, which was to be expected all along.


  1. Get someone who is in tune with the on field issues of the Dodgers. I'm tired of seeing players who couldn't make it with my grandson's team.

  2. I am not a fan of Colletti's. Does he still work for the Giants,but is paid by the Dodgers?