This Prince Fielder crap has been going on way too long without any meaningful story development. The Nationals are the favorites. The Nationals aren't the favorites. The Nationals are the favorites. The Nationals aren't the favorites. The Nationals are the favorites. The Nationals aren't the favorites. The Mariners are observing the sweepstakes from a distance through a pair of binoculars. We've all been dying for some movement.
Movement! Here's Bob Nightengale:
Breaking: The Texas #Rangers are meeting today with Prince Fielder at Dallas-area hotel. Stay tuned
That's all we know. The Rangers could want to tell Fielder literally anything. They might not want to tell Fielder anything at all. They might just want to have him in a room. People do weird things. Especially people with money.
But this seems meaningful. The Rangers are currently trying to negotiate a contract with Yu Darvish. Some have speculated that, if the Rangers sign Darvish, they won't be able to sign Fielder. The Rangers haven't even openly expressed interest in Fielder at any point anyway. But the Rangers make a ton of sense for Fielder on paper, and if they have the money, well, there you go. Fielder could give the Rangers one hell of a boost.
As Nightengale says, stay tuned. It's about time for the Fielder sweepstakes to escalate. This could be the escalation.