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How massive will Prince Fielder's contract be? How much of a factor are Albert Pujols' St. Louis ties? And how impactful will the Winter Meetings be? Jon Heyman has the answers.
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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...
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 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...
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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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.
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...
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’...
ROGER MOONEY DALLAS The Marlins are not the only team waiting to see if Albert Pujols will accept their 10-year, $200 million contract offer. Teams looking for first basemen are eager for the decision, as well. Gaby Sanchez, the…
Here is the latest, relevant hot stove buzz from the Winter Meetings:
The Phillies are actively shopping 3B Placido Polanco, as they are interested in signing Aramis Ramirez.
The Phillies also met with the agents for Jimmy Rollins today, but that meeting did not go well.
Aaron Harang would like to stay on the west coast, and the Dodgers are interested.
The Orioles are interested...