I don’t know who Matt Loede is, but his byline says he’s the Indians beat reporter for Cleveland radio station 92.3 The Fan. And for some reason he’s the one telling us today that free agent first baseman Prince Fielder has narrowed his suitors down to three teams: the Jays, the Texas Rangers, and the Milwaukee Brewers. Loede also tells us that the Jays are in the lead for Fielder’s services.
I don’t know why the hell anyone would believe a thing like that (Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star doesn’t), but that’s what he’s saying.
And Jon Heyman of
Boras Corp. Sports Illustrated tweets that the Jays, Nationals and Marlins are “seen as probable big spenders” at the Winter Meetings, which get underway officially tomorrow, but which have a tendency to start heating up the ol’ bullshit fires starting ’round about… oh, I don’t know… now?