Cecil Fielder, the father of all-star free agent first baseman Prince Fielder, believes his son will sign with the Washington Nationals.
On “The Mike Wise Show with Holden Kushner,” Holden discussed his conversation with Cecil over the weekend on his Sirius-XM “Baseball Today” show, where the former all-star admitted he had spoken to his son during the offseason, and the Nats are certainly in play. He went as far as to tell Holden “I think that is going to happen.”
As many baseball fans know, Cecil and Prince have a very frosty relationship. Cecil was not very involved in Prince’s life, and the two had not spoken in years. However, Cecil told Holden he spoke to his estranged son on Christmas Eve. Reports claim the Nationals are among the leaders to sign Fielder, along with the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs. The Nationals will play their first Spring Training game March 3 against the Houston Astros.
Click below for Mike and Holden discussing Cecil’s comments