Found November 22, 2011 on
The Cardinal Nation blog:
The ongoing subject of Albert Pujols’ age continues to make the papers, still without any substantiation.
The 31-year-old free agent recently visited the Miami Marlins, the only club other than St. Louis yet to show public interest in signing him. Perhaps other teams are also kicking the tires, but they have not yet rolled out the red carpet.
The Marlins not only hosted Pujols, they reportedly made him a contract offer. Despite some erroneous rumor reporting of a nine-year, $225 million proposal, most reputable sources indicate the deal presented was lower than the offer the Cardinals made last spring, probably $190 million or less.
Why would the Marlins even bother to do that?
One prime possibility is that with a new stadium is opening this coming spring, the club is trying desperately to stimulate fan interest in a team that has consistently drawn mediocre attendance totals despite being located one of the country’s most populated areas.
There seems a lot of value in at least c...
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Miami went all out at the start of free agency, targeting Albert Pujols (amongst others), but now they're having second thoughts, due to concerns that Pujols may be older than 31.
The Cardinals formally offered arbitration to Albert Pujols on Wednesday, ensuring that if the superstar is playing for another club next season, they'll get recompense in the form of two selections in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
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ST. LOUIS As expected the Cardinals offered arbitration to both first baseman Albert Pujols and starting pitcher Edwin Jackson before Wednesday nights deadline.
The Cardinals also announced that they decided not to offer arbitration to shortstop Rafael Furcal and left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes.
The moves to offer arbitration to Pujols and Jackson were mostly formalities that...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and C.J. Wilson have been offered salary arbitration, guaranteeing their teams two extra draft picks next year if they sign with new clubs.
Somebody's out to get Dan Lozano. The agent for Albert Pujols, Lozano is pursuing what everyone expects to be the biggest contract in baseball, the financial and professional zenith of a career that's been two decades of success. When Lozano, 44, left the Beverly Hills Sports Council last year, he took with him his entire stable of players—including...
Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and C.J. Wilson have been offered salary arbitration, guaranteeing their teams two extra draft picks next year if they sign with new clubs.
Free agent lefthander C.J. Wilson will visit with the Miami Marlins after Thanksgiving.
Wilson, considered the top available pitcher in free agency, is expected to have at least 10 teams bidding for his services.
One report has the 31-year-old Wilson seeking a six-year deal worth approximately $120 million.
The Marlins, who will move into a new stadium next season, have already...
Albert Pujols was offered salary arbitration by the St. Louis Cardinals, putting the team in line to get two extra draft picks if the star first baseman signs with another team.