As Jorge Sedano, a contributor for the Miami Herald, first reported via Twitter that a team source told him that Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins is “almost a done deal.” The news quickly gained steam and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, then reported that the Marlins have made significant offers to both Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Albert Pujols.
Yesterday, team owner Jeffrey Loria announced during a team ceremony, “This is an exciting moment in the history of the Marlins. The dream of our fans has finally come true.” Asked about the Rosenthal report, Loria said: “We made offers, but I’m not going to discuss them.”
Team president David Samson added, “What our job is, is to build a team with contingency plans,” Samson said. “We are going out and being very aggressive with free agents who we think can help the team. We have a first choice. We have a 1-A and a 1-B. This week did not happen by accident. We knew exactly who we wanted to see and when we wanted to see them and we are plannin