With the hot-stove season in baseball winding down, there remains one premier free agent left on the board -- Milwaukee Brewers 1B Prince Fielder.
The Texas Rangers, whose only real hole offensively is at the first base position, have been linked to Fielder all off-season.
Even after posting a record-breaking $51.7 million bid to negotiate with star Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, one ESPN analyst believes Texas is still pursuing Fielder:
JimBowdenESPNxm JIM BOWDENDespite denials sources close to Fielder acknowledge TX&TORONTO still in on him..TX should be w 180m up-front from new TV deal &Tor after Yu
It's hard to know how seriously to take "sources close to Fielder" as Fielder's agent, Scott Boras, is notorious for using the media to drum up interest in his clients.
Texas hasn't expressed much interest in Fielder lately, but their front office was fairly close-lipped during the bidding process for Darvish.