Maybe it's a good thing if the PF Flyer ends up in Texas -- could Prince Fielder's downfall if he ends up in Washington be a Half-Smoke, all the way (Photo above via reddawg31)? All the talk about Prince Fielder being a vegetarian?
Sporting News: Are you still a vegetarian?
Prince Fielder: Nope. No more of that anymore. It was OK, but as far as the schedule and all that and trying to eat like that, that's a lot of work and something you have to map out. I still eat good, though.
(via Sporting News.com, 8/15/2011)
Anyway, despite the Rangers reportedly being impressed with how "trim" Fielder looked during their not-so top secret meeting in Texas on Friday...with options like Ben's in the District, can you blame Ted Lerner for not wanting to budge past, say, six, seven years, for fear of what could happen to Fielder's waistline over the length of contract?
Meanwhile, Dallas Morning News's Evan Grant says (in his opinion!) it's clear that Fielder wants to be a Ranger:
But it’s very, very clear that this is where he wants to be. He’s waiting all winter, guys who normally have the kind of contract demands he has usually sign in December. We’re now in the second week of January and he’s still sitting there unsigned. It appears that he and Scott Boras have been waiting all along for the Rangers to get their Darvish situation settled so they could get down to brass tacks between Prince and the Rangers.
(Evan Grant, via DallasNews.com, 1/16/2012)
Maybe Prince just has a soft spot for Texas BBQ?