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Saturday, December 24, 2011

MASN: Duquette on Prince Fielder: “We’re monitoring the market”

...and we hope to get him in Baltimore during the twilight of his career!

I mentioned that Baseball America projected Ryan Flaherty to be the club’s designated hitter in 2015.

“Flaherty’s a pretty good player,” Duquette said. “He had 20 homers and 30 doubles last season (between Double-A and Triple-A), which speaks to the quality of his bat. That’s a lot of extra-base knocks. I kept hearing that we got a good bat, and that came from some other clubs. And I like that he’s from Maine. Those guys are really dedicated to the game.”

I couldn’t let Duquette off the phone without bring up Prince Fielder’s name again. Heck, everyone else is doing it.

“We’re monitoring the market,” Duquette said. “That’s a good way to put it.”

So to review: The Orioles retain interest in Fielder, but not at his current price. It will have to change dramatically.

They’re not “out,” so they must be “in.” But they shouldn’t be classified as a favorite to sign him at this point.

Repoz Posted: December 24, 2011 at 03:05 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Erix Posted: December 24, 2011 at 05:27 PM (#4023037)
I really am unsure of where Prince will end up. Washington, Texas, and Toronto are all quasicontending at the worst and would make some sense. However, none seem to have shown real interest. Seattle, Chicago and Baltimore are all... not, and probably especially should not devote the years and money needed for him.
   2. birdlives is one crazy ninja Posted: December 24, 2011 at 05:48 PM (#4023045)
I can't imagine Prince's price tag dropping into BAL's range. This laying the weeds strategy only works if you pony up a ridiculous bid.

And I like that he’s from Maine. Those guys are really dedicated to the game.”

Never heard of this. Players from Maine must be the new market inefficiency.
   3. Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: December 24, 2011 at 05:56 PM (#4023050)
U/Maine has long had a good baseball program, and I doubt they get many kids from outside the New England area.
   4. LargeBill Posted: December 24, 2011 at 06:02 PM (#4023053)
Stick him in Cleveland. Instant contender just add 40+ home run 1B.
   5. LargeBill Posted: December 24, 2011 at 06:26 PM (#4023059)
2. birdlives is one crazy ninja Posted: December 24, 2011 at 12:48 PM (#4023045)
And I like that he’s from Maine. Those guys are really dedicated to the game.”

Never heard of this. Players from Maine must be the new market inefficiency.


Those kind of statements are comparative. He comparing them to those lazy Vermonters
   6. Gamingboy Posted: December 24, 2011 at 07:45 PM (#4023097)
He comparing them to those lazy Vermonters


You do realize Buster Olney is going to track you down now, right?

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