Peter Gammons told CSN's Chuck Garfien the Cubs will be "very stealth" in their pursuit of Fielder and that there is a "real possibility" the slugger signs with the Cubs.

It was just two hours later that he went back on his words:

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Peter GammonsCubs say they do not have cash to sign Fielder
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Huwhat?

I'm confused, how did that change so much in two hours??

Or is this just the Cubs being "very stealth" and the organization telling Gammons that the very act of telling people the team will be stealth negates the stealthiness?

Heck, I don't know.

Many reports, including those from CSNChicago's Patrick Mooney believe the Cubs are not going to be in hardcore for the Pujols or Fielder sweepstakes. They already were not in on Pujols, unless they were the "mystery team" (seriously doubt there was a mystery team at this point) and if they go big after Fielder, it is believed to be a high salary for a shorter term.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see. No "Fielder-to-the-Cubs" rumors will stop until he signs somewhere else, so let's just sit back, relax, and watch the spectacle of this offseason's free agent craziness.