"This is a negotiation that is really one of its own because he's 27 years old," Boras said of Fielder. "He has a different place in the market, and the demands on his services are broader because you have teams that are not as playoff-ready that are interested [and] you have clubs that are veteran that are interested. You have a whole variety of teams that are involved."Boras said that any team that wants to get better will inquire about Fielder, who hit .299 with 38 home runs and 120 RBIs for the Brewers this past season. "Whether they're a younger team or a veteran team or a team that wants to win now, there are not many teams not in need of a core player like this," Boras said. "There's a few that aren't, obviously, but most are certainly going to want to look into the situation." Boras can be very persuasive, and the Rangers worked with him to sign third baseman Adrian Beltre to a five-year, $80 million contract last offseason. The other possibility is the Rangers stick to working with Boras on re-signing Gonzalez, who pitched the final two months of the season with them, was on their playoff roster and had cleanup surgery on his right knee last month. "Mike had a great experience in Texas," Boras said. "He really enjoyed it and certainly he's open to the idea [of going back]. I've talked to a number of teams about him. The doctor has given him a clean bill of health, and he'll be ready for Spring Training."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less