Found December 06, 2011 on
Albert Pujols is one of those guys that’s tough to envision in a uniform other than the one he’s worn his whole career. Apparently, the Marlins clearly can see him in colors other than Cardinal red and white.
According to ESPN, the Marlins have increased their offer to Pujols to 10 years. This after introducing Heath Bell at the Winter Meetings Monday subsequent his three-year, $27 million deal and agreeing with Jose Reyes on a six-year, $106 million contract. Loria after Monday’s Bell conference was asked if the Marlins were seriously considering other big-name players. His response: “I’m a serious guy.”
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports also reported the 10-year offer, and added Pujols wants a no-trade clause for the first five years of the deal. His 10-5 rights (10 years in the majors, five with the same team) would kick in after that. The Marlins make it a point not to give no-trade protection as part of multi-year deals.
The dialogue is ongoing. The Cardinals also are expected to mee...
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The most compelling question of the baseball offseason -- Where is Albert Pujols going to sign? -- isn't nearly as straightforward as it seemed.
Sources told FOXSports.com on Wednesday evening that the Los Angeles Angels, a team barely mentioned as a possible suitor until the past 24 hours, were engaged in a lengthy set of negotiations with Pujols' agent, Dan Lozano.
DALLAS New Cardinals manager Mike Matheny spoke with free agent Albert Pujols on Saturday at the first baseman's charity event in St. Louis.
His contract talks did not come up.
"I saw him at his fundraising event this weekend but the discussion never opened up," Matheny said. "It's a different dynamic now, where before I was more of a friend...
The Los Angeles Angels swooped in to win the Albert Pujols sweepstakes with a quarter-billion dollar offer the superstar slugger just could not refuse.
With his old team the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Marlins engaged in a bidding war for the first baseman's services, the Angels appear to have blown everyone out of the water with a 10-year offer that may be as much as...
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.
Managing Editor Dave Cameron is a guest both (a) at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX, where this year’s Winter Meetings are taking place and (b) on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. Among the topics covered: the Marlins’ signing of Jose Reyes and pursuit of Albert Pujols. The actual Rob Neyer also makes a brief appearance, which is made entirely awkward by the host...
Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels worth about $250 million to $260 million.
Club officials are mum after a rumor circulates that the Angels are after the slugger.Club officials are mum after a rumor circulates that the Angels are after the slugger.
Jerry Dipoto just can't be stopped. On the same morning he signs Albert Pujols, he also adds C.J. Wilson. The latter being added for a much more reasonable five years and $77.5 million.
By comparison to Pujols, that looks like he is practically free. More importantly, that contract is smaller when compared to Jered Weaver, so it seems that Dipoto got Wilson for a pretty...
Here is the latest and relevant hot stove buzz circulating around the Winter Meetings in Dallas this evening:
The Marlins will not sign Albert Pujols, but he still has three offers in excess of $200 million.
The Marlins are still talking to the agents for Prince Fielder despite signing Buehrle, Jose Reyes, and Heath Bell.
Now that Mark Buehrle is off the board, the Nationals are...
I wanted to write this post before my weekly radio spot on Jock 98.7, which is coming up around 10:30 CT; but now, with the news about Albert Pujols taking his talents to Anaheim, I’m wondering if the fine folks of Springfield will be in any mood to talk fantasy football.
We’ll see. If they do though, I sure as hell better be prepared to give the some good nuggets. They’ll...
The Miami Marlins have emotionally moved on from Albert Pujols, and assume he is signing elsewhere, presumably with the St. Louis Cardinals, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.