Without a doubt, there is no bigger name left on the MLB free agent market than Prince Fielder. There have been a number of Fielder rumors floating around, and some of them have truth to them, while others are just fiction.
More and more information keeps on coming out about Fielder and his drawn-out free agency. It should come as no surprise that his agent, Scott Boras, is trying to get as much money as he possibly can for his client.
Boras recently told Barry Bloom of MLB.com that Fielder will sign with a team before spring training begins, so the hot-stove information about Fielder should get hotter than it already is.
Shortly after that article was published, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post wrote an article stating that owners Ted and Mark Lerner met with Scott Boras. Kilgore noted that the team is "patiently and aggressively" going after Fielder.
The Washington Nationals are not going after Fielder: Fiction
At the moment, the Texas Rangers are trying to work out a deal with Yu Darvish. If they do not sign him, they will have a lot of extra free cash.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has stated that Fielder likely won't sign until the Darvish situation is resolved because the Rangers could be a team that is interested in Fielder.
The Texas Rangers will pursue Fielder if they can't sign Darvish: Fact
Joe Frisaro has reported that the Marlins do not have that strong of an interest in the Prince Fielder as an alternative to Pujols. However, it was reported by Adam Kilgore that Jeffery Loria met with Scott Boras
Miami is not interested in Prince Fielder: Fiction
There are now reports from Jerry Crasnick, which quote agents saying that the speculation of Fielder going to Seattle is completely overblown. He also reports that other agents claim the Mariners have only a little money to spend on free agents.
The Mariners can't afford Prince Fielder: Fact
It is possible that Prince Fielder could continue his career in the same place where his father, Cecil, started his own career.
The Blue Jays won't go more than five years for Prince Fielder: Fiction
Before the offseason began, it seemed as if the Chicago Cubs would sign one of the two big-name first basemen on the free agent market. They missed out on Pujols, and now it seems that they will miss Fielder as well.
After they acquired Anthony Rizzo and spent money on Paul Maholm, it seems less and less likely that Fielder will remain in the NL Central and sign with the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs are out of the Fielder sweepstakes: Fact