Let's say it in one simple sentence: The Nats would be nuts to sign Prince Fielder.
With only three games remaining before the NFL season wraps up (no, the Pro Bowl doesn't count), baseball will take the stage shortly, when spring training begins just ahead of March Madness. We still don't know if Prince Fielder will be among the Washington Nationals reporting to Viera, Fla., but at least pitcher Gio Gonzalez will be settling in for a while.
"It's a big day for the Rangers." — Texas general manager Jon Daniels, moments after the defending American League champion Rangers signed Japanese ace Yu Darvish to a six-year, $60 million deal.
In the past few days, the Washington Nationals have been busy with housekeeping. They've extended Gio Gonzalez, given hefty raises to Jordan Zimmermann and Tyler Clippard in their first years of arbitration, and boosted the salaries of lefty Tom Gorzelanny and catcher Jesus Flores with modest raises as well.
General manager Mike Rizzo has spent much of the past few weeks dispelling the constant speculation that ties the Washington Nationals to free agent slugger Prince Fielder.
Landing left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez was a big move for the Washington Nationals, addressing one of two major goals as outlined by general manager Mike Rizzo.
At first it seemed like a joke, though new stadiums can make people do funny things. Besides, what better way to thank the taxpayers of Miami for the new digs than put a giant bow on a few superstars for their viewing pleasure?
Jose Reyes is speeding to the suddenly splurging Miami Marlins.
The suddenly splurging Miami Marlins landed their second big free agent in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract with All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.