Prince Fielder just wants to hit home runs

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Scott Boras, holding court at the winter meetings, had a nice quote about client Prince Fielder tonight. Asked if geography would influence Fielder’s decision-making this winter, he replied:

“I just think he likes fences that are short to home plate. That’s geographics he likes.”

Boras might half been half-kidding, but it certainly bodes better for the Cubs than it does the Mariners.

(hat-tip to the Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt)

Mets trade Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays

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The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.

Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.

As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.

He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.