Above, a parody of the secret Prince Fielder negotiations between Scott Boras and Ted Lerner. Sounds about right if you ask us...
Our understanding is that today is/was a very important day -- if Boras really is holding out for the Rangers to make a decision on Yu Darvish (maybe Fielder is on board with this idea because he really likes the idea of no state income tax in Texas?), or for the mystery team to beat the Nats best offer (Blue Jays?) does Lerner get pissed off and pull his offer off the table? Yes, we asked the same question earlier today...but it seems worth repeating.
Jim Bowden's take on the situation on MLB Network Radio Friday afternoon is also worth repeating (via Federal Baseball):
"Here's the problem...The problem is, they are in serious negotiations with Scott Boras, which they can't deny.
...They have made offers, multiple offers to Prince Fielder, which they cannot deny. They know the difference that he would make in that franchise, making them an instant playoff contender. They know that. Ted Lerner, the owner, is 86-years-old, he wants to win, and he'd like to win now and the Lerner family would like to see him win. Here's the biggest problem: Mike Rizzo's prepared to step up and get this thing done, but this is Ted Lerner's baseball team, and they do everything by a vote with a board of directors and the board of directors are mixed."
Dunno, but we "think" (air quotes!) ultimately this will be Ted Lerner's call.
Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.