During the Friday press conference at which new Chicago Cubs manager announced his coaching staff, he also addressed rumors that the team is in hot pursuit of free agent first baseman Prince Fielder. Sveum believes the talk in the media has blown the situation out of proportion:
"At this point it's a lot of media talk," Sveum said Friday when he officially announced his first coaching staff as Cubs manager. "We haven't had any talks with Prince. I haven't had any conversations. Again it's a lot of media talk."
However, a source has indicated to ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine that the organization is still involved in conversations with Fielder's agent, Scott Boras. As is often the case this time of year, it's hard to tell just what is really going on.
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