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The Nationals have slowly become the chic NL East sleeper, thanks to a series of impactful high-round draft picks (Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen, Jordan Zimmermann, Bryce Harper), good trades (Wilson Ramos, Michael Morse) and a stable superstar leader in Ryan Zimmerman.But swiftly and loudly, the new-look Miami Marlins are trying to make a more immediate surge to the top of the division. Freshly outfitted and with new digs, the Marlins have made it clear this fall that they want to spend more leading into the first season at Marlins Ballpark.Offers have been made to Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and now Ryan Madson.Ryan Madson is being pursued by several teams, including the Miami Marlins.According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Marlins made an offer to Madson, but not one that enticed him to fly down to meet with team officials, as Pujols, Reyes and Buehrle did.Madson was linked to Miami by MLB.com Marlins beatwriter, Joe Frisaro way back in early October, when...
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