The quiet offseason for the Seattle Mariners took a turn this afternoon thanks to a tweet from Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison, who let go with this wowzer: “Just heard from my boy that Prince to Seattle is a done deal…”
Prince Fielder? To Seattle? … Not so fast, say the Mariners.
Staff writer Larry LaRue, on vacation in Southern California, called the team for comment, and it's a simple one: Nothing’s brewing. GM Jack Zduriencik is not even in the office today, and the team’s head of media relations is on vacation for the week; two signs that the team has shut it down for the holiday.
Further, MLB.com reporter Greg Johns, who covers the Mariners, tweeted the Mariners have not signed Prince Fielder.
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So what to make of this?
Consider the source: Logan Morrison, a known loose cannon who was basically sent to the minors this season because of his love affair with social media.
And, consider this: Prince – the rock star, not the chubby first baseman – played in Tacoma on Monday.
And this from LoMo's twitter account at about 2:50 p.m. : "Oh $hit, you guys thought I meant the 1B from Milwaukee. My bad. (I love all of you. Happy Holidays!)"
Sounds like someone is having some fun, at the expense of Mariners fans.