It's good to be the Prince.
Got an interesting tidbit in today's Newberg Report:
Buster Olney (ESPN) speculates that the Rangers could be a sleeper this winter for free agent Prince Fielder, with the Cubs and Nationals involved, the Brewers a candidate to keep him, and the Angels and Dodgers less likely suitors.
Olney is one of the most tied-in folks in the national baseball media, so to hear him say this automatically makes the ears perk up.
Fielder is an absolute monster this year for the Milwaukee Brewers, who have run away with the NL Central title and are a serious World Series contender.
He's hitting .305 this year with 28 home runs and 98 RBIs, and his left-handed swing would fit in really nicely with the short porch in Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers like what they have at first base right now with Mitch Moreland, who's been great after kind of coming out of nowhere and supplanting the "chosen one" in Chris Davis, who's now on the DL for the rest of the year in Baltimore.
But Fielder is a transcendent player, and he'd make any team he goes to shuffle around their lineup to accomodate him.
So while the chances are slim, it sure does sound fun.