Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today that the Nationals appear to be the front runners to land first baseman Prince Fielder.
The front office for the Nationals have yet to tip their hand either way on the subject.
The Nationals are seemingly the only team that can spend enough money to acquire a high priced free agent like Fielder.
This is only a report, not fact. Keep in mind that the Nationals just last year signed first baseman Adam LaRoche and then had the emergence of Michael Morse. The signing of Fielder would put LaRoche to either the outfield or the bench and then possibly trade block. The the franchise would have to decide what to do with Morse.
Prince Fielders agent, Scott Boras, also represents Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, and Jayson Werth. The relationship between the Nationals and Boras is solid so Boras may be trying to work out a deal that suits the Nationals well financially.
This report is speculation and only a report. It will be interesting to see what the Nationals front office has to answer this report.
Stay tuned. The race for Prince Fielder is heating up.