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According to sources the Marlins have made substantial offers to both Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols.
Pujols, who has played with the St. Louis Cardinals for his entire 11-year major-league career is this offseason's prize free agent. The game's premier hitter and quality first baseman turned down a 10-year, $200 million deal to re-sign with St. Louis a year ago.
Reyes, with the Mets for nine years, has been hampered by injuries and limited to just 295 games the last three seasons. When healthy, he is a defensive highlight film and a lineup catalyst. He won't turn 29 until June.
The Marlins, who today become the Miami Marlins, are coming off a 72-90 season. They finished last in the NL East. Ozzie Guillen has replaced Jack McKeon as the Marlins manager.
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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...
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...
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, MLB.com reported on Thursday.
A surprising visit by Albert Pujols sent a message: The Miami Marlins will be a much different franchise than the Florida Marlins.
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.
The Marlins have reportedly offered contracts to Jose Reyes, Albert Pujols, and Mark Buehrle and they have expressed interest in Ryan Madison.
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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...
HBT: St. Louis doesn't plan to increase its $210 million offer to Albert Pujols. Will another team make a big push?
In his blog for ESPN.com, 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 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...
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...
It’s been a quiet day on the hot stove, but here’s the latest buzz from around MLB:
Buster Olney of ESPN says it’s unlikely the Angels will be in play for either Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols.
Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says Mike Matheny is the favorite to succeed Tony La Russa as manager of the Cardinals.
Former Met coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is among the...