Now that Frank McCourt has been give the go-ahead by the bankruptcy court (barring reversal upon appeal) to negotiate a new TV deal, he might just have given Ned the go-ahead and sign Prince Fielder.
As near as I can figure, I think it will take probably the same amount Albert Pujols received.
He’s 5 years younger and a 100 pounds fatter, so it’s a wash, I guess.
I’ll give Ned a few tips on how to afford to pay Prince:
- Non-tender James Loney – Savings of $7 million
- Trade Chad Billingsley, Chris Withrow and Juan Uribe to Boston for two prospects. Boston needs a workhorse like Bills. They have the money to eat a little payroll – Savings of $13 million
- Gordon SS
- Harriston 3B
- Ethier RF
- Kemp CF
- Fielder 1B
- Rivera/Sands LF
- Ellis 2B
- Ellis/Fed-X – C
NOTE: I did not mention James Loney’s arrest, because while I may say something jokingly about Hiroki Kuroda whom I think is a great person, I will not resort to smearing someones reputation based upon a report from TMZ, and this incident does not add up to me. I need more info – I have no opinion… yet! Keep your mind open.