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MLB Trade Rumors:
The Cardinals have yet to modify their January proposal to Albert Pujols, writes Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That was a nine-year offer worth about $22MM per year, so only eight years remain. Strauss believes the offer included significant deferred money, as does the Marlins' current nine-year proposal. The Cubs' interest in Pujols is viewed skeptically, while the Blue Jays are "believed a potential player."
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Down here in Dallas, speculation about Albert Pujols‘ future has hit a fever pitch. The Marlins have apparently offered a 10 year contract, and are pushing for a decision in the not too distant future. You’ll probably be reading a lot more about Pujols in next few days.
But, for now, I want to address one lingering question about him that hangs over the question of how many...
7 a.m. ET: The first day of the MLB winter meetings came and went without too much activity, especially in terms of big names. Will the hot stove heat up during the meetings' second day? All of the marquee names are still on the table, and there are plenty of questions to be answered. Does C.J. Wilson really have a six-year deal from someone, and if he does, why hasn't he...
The Cardinals badly want to retain Albert Pujols, but they have competition from the Miami Marlins -- and perhaps from their main rivals, the Chicago Cubs.
Here's the running list of Tuesday rumors from the Winter Meetings:
– The Miami Marlins have offered a ten-year deal to free agent Albert Pujols. (Jon Heyman, Sports Illustrated)
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HBT: The Marlins have reportedly 'boosted' their initial nine-year offer to free agent star Albert Pujols.
So there's gotta be a Ponzi scheme behind all of this, right?
According to an overnight tweet from Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins have upped their contract offer to Albert Pujols to 10 years. The two sides met not once, but twice on Monday, Scott Miller of CBS Sports reports, but a decision does not appear imminent.
So if you're keeping score at home, that's $27 million...
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday evening that his team has tendered a new contract offer to Albert Pujols. Mozeliak declined to provide any specifics on the offer, or to illuminate how or whether it differs from the club's offer last winter to Pujols.
The Marlins have already had one of the most eventful offseasons of any team with the signings of closer Heath Bell and shortstop Jose Reyes. But that was only the start of Miami's activity, according to one report. The Marlins have offered free-agent slugger Albert Pujols a 10-year contract of undetermined monetary worth, ESPN's Buster Olney reports. The hang-up is the inclusion...
Having already signed closer Heath Bell and shortstop Jose Reyes to big contracts this offseason, the Miami Marlins are targeting the most prominent free agent on the market: Albert Pujols.
ESPN reported Tuesday that the team has extended a 10-year offer to the Cardinals' first baseman. It is not known how much the Marlins are willing to pay for Pujols, who turned down a 9-year...
DALLAS — As the $200 million question involving Albert Pujols’ South Beach or St. Louis decision crept into the late-night hours Tuesday, some of the Cubs’ bigger ideas for the offseason crept along in the shadows. Not that the Cubs have been anywhere near real discussions for the Cardinals’...
Here is the latest, relevant hot stove buzz circulating around the Winter Meetings:
The Nationals will not be a factor for free-agent first basemen Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder.
The Diamondbacks have extended a contract offer to Joe Saunders.
The Reds are interested in free-agent reliever Octavio Dotel and Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens.
The Dodgers signed Jerry Hairston...
The Miami Marlins have intensified their quest to pry slugger Albert Pujols from the champion St. Louis Cardinals, increasing their offer to 10 years and more than $200 million, a source confirmed.