Prince Fielder Rumors: Washington Nationals Not An Option?

Prince Fielder is a free agent, and while he doesn't have fellow free agent Albert Pujols' track record of extraordinary success, he is younger and appealing to a greater number of teams. So, this offseason, Prince Fielder is going to cash in.

With whom will he cash in, though? That's the big question. And on that note, Adam Kilgore shares some somewhat surprising news:

If the Nationals do make another splashy move, it likely would not come at first base. Though the Nationals have been connected through reports with slugging free agent first baseman Prince Fielder, people familiar with the team’s plans said they do not plan on targeting a high-profile first baseman.

I and others considered the Nationals a good bet to throw a few suitcases of money in Fielder's direction, so while this report doesn't guarantee that they won't do that, it does seem like the Nationals' priority is landing Mark Buehrle or C.J. Wilson instead. That's one potential big spender out of the Fielder sweepstakes.

Reports a couple weeks ago suggested that the Rangers aren't too keen on spending on Fielder, either, so while the Rangers could always change their mind, Scott Boras was probably hoping for a better landscape of suitors.

The Brewers are still hanging out on the Fielder periphery, but the two sides haven't talked much. Among the teams who are left are the Blue Jays, Mariners and Cubs.

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