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Marlins’ owner Jeffrey Loria didn’t get his wish of ten years with Albert Pujols, but he and the rest of the Miami brass continue to make unexpected splash after splash.The most recent impact signing for the rechristened Marlins franchise was Mark Buehrle, signed Wednesday to a four-year, $58 million contract.In Buehrle, the Fish get a seasoned pitcher who has been on the hill for at least 30 starts and 200 innings for 11 straight years. The Marlins needed a lefthanded starter to go along with a righthanded 1-2-3 of Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez and Ricky Nolasco, and Buehrle was the second best southpaw available through free agency.This is a lot of money for a 32-year-old starting pitcher, but seeing as the signing probably prevents the Marlins from overpaying C.J. Wilson, the financial aspect isn’t as bad as it could be. There were reports Wednesday afternoon that the Fish had also made a six-year offer to Wilson, the de facto ace of the free agent starting pitching class. Miami w...
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