Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik confirmed to MLB.com today that the M’s are, indeed, going to make a play for Prince Fielder. With all requisite caution, of course:
“There’s no question we could use a big bat in the middle of our lineup,” said the M’s general manager, “but where is your limitation and threshold? We’ll go down that road and experiment and see where it ends up, but until things get more definitive, we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Obviously the Mariners could use his bat. The question is why Fielder would want to go to Seattle? Not the best hitting environment. Certainly not national exposure central. And the team is not yet a winner.
But of course, Fielder is a Boras client, so if Seattle bids the highest …