Originally posted on Unathletic  |  Last updated 12/7/11
Already the most fascinating team in baseball — everybody from Albert Pujols to the Securities and Exchange Commission is checking them out — the Marlins aren’t done yet. Having added shortstop Jose Reyes and closer Heath Bell, the newly named, newly outfitted and newly relocated Miami Marlins are prepared to push their payroll past $100 million if it means adding Pujols, according to a team source. Is there any doubt the Marlins are the weirdest and least predictable franchise in baseball? It seemed like five minutes ago the players association was putting them on double secret probation for pocketing too much of their revenue-sharing largesse rather than spending it to improve the team. Leaked documents showed when they put their hand out for public money to build a stadium, they actually were turning a profit. Now the SEC has questions about how the very item that is allowing the Marlins to become a big spender — this new ballpark — was funded. Something’s not stirr...
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