Found November 11, 2011 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins unveiled their new uniforms Friday night. They'd love to fill them with some superstars. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria confirmed that a trio of top free agents, first baseman Albert Pujols, shortstop Jose Reyes and left-handed starting pitcher Mark Buehrle, visited with the team this week. Pujols, the hottest free agent on the market, toured Miami's new stadium during the day Friday. "He's terrific," Loria said about Pujols after a gala event at the stadium in which the team was official remained from Florida Marlins, the new logo was introduced and the new uniforms were modeled by current players. "I can only tell you that he loves the stadium. He liked being here. He loves the flavor of Miami as I do and everybody else here does. And we're hopeful that some of these deals will happen." The Marlins have made offers to all three players. However, dollar amounts are uncertain. Loria emphasized these are different days f...

Fickle Fan Base Will Hurt Marlins Pursuit Of Jose Reyes

With Wednesday's news that Jose Reyes took in the sights at the Marlin's new complex in Miami, many Mets fans entered panic mode as the idea of losing the all-star shortstop to free agency finally came full circle.  Fans should remember that Reyes, who will undoubtedly take similar tours at other cities across the country, has stated all along that he intends to see what...

Pujols gets contract offer from Marlins

MIAMI (AP) A surprising visit by Albert Pujols sent a message: The Miami Marlins will be a much different franchise than the Florida Marlins. Pujols picked an unlikely locale to begin his free-agent tour Friday when he was courted in Miami by the Marlins, only hours before they officially changed their name during a ceremony at their new ballpark. Pujols had lunch with team officials...

The Fire Drill Before the Fire

Remember back in elementary school when fire drills would catch everyone by surprise? Well the Mets and their fan base experienced something of a fire drill today when rumors (courtesy of XM Radio) began to perpetuate about Jose Reyes and the Miami Marlins agreeing to a contract that was dependent on Reyes passing a physical. The false reports stirred up a general consensus of ...

Report: Free agent Pujols will meet with Marlins

Albert Pujols is ready to start assessing his options. Pujols and his representatives are scheduled to meet with the Marlins in Miami as early as Saturday, reported on Thursday.

Pujols scheduled to meet with Marlins (AP)

Albert Pujols' first free-agent tour is off to a surprising start: The three-time NL MVP is visiting the Florida Marlins. Pujols planned to meet Friday with the Marlins, a person familiar with the discussions said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't commented publicly.

Free-agent Pujols receives offer from Marlins

A surprising visit by Albert Pujols sent a message: The Miami Marlins will be a much different franchise than the Florida Marlins.

HBT: Cards don't plan to up offer to Pujols

HBT: St. Louis doesn't plan to increase its $210 million offer to Albert Pujols. Will another team make a big push?

Are the 2012 Marlins Trying To Be The 2005 Mets?

The Marlins have reportedly offered contracts to Jose Reyes, Albert Pujols, and Mark Buehrle and they have expressed interest in Ryan Madison. Are they the 2005 Mets? Going into 2005, the Mets brought in a new manager to bring a new sense of energy into the franchise (and a new GM to spur this, which is probably the largest reason for why the Marlins are not the Mets) in Willie...

Mets will offer Reyes a deal they are comfortable with

In his blog for, Buster Olney says Sandy Alderson’s approach to Jose Reyes this winter is this: “They are not going to engage in a bidding war for the shortstop. They will make an offer they feel comfortable with, and if it’s rejected, they will move on – and so if the Marlins’ offer is as aggressive as expected, there would appear to be almost no chance Reyes...

The Marlins are pushing all their chips to the middle of the table

The Florida Miami Marlins are the big talk of MLB free agency right now. The team has been heavily linked to Jose Reyes, with some even saying it's almost a done deal, and are apparently meeting with Albert Pujols this weekend. Jorge Sedano of 790-AM in South Florida is reporting that the team is also inquiring about the availability of A's starter Gio Gonzalez. Marlins...

Email Q&A, pres. by Citi: Why not sign pitching?

Peter G sent in an e-mail asking: “For the same money (as it would cost the Mets to sign Jose Reyes) they could potentially sign Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell.  Also there is a good chance they could sign them to three-year deals. As much as everyone loves Reyes, the Mets aren’t going anywhere until they get some better pitching. In the short and potentially long run, isn’t...
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