Marlins Make Offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

9:51pm: Loria confirmed the club made the offers, reports Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  Marlins president David Samson, however, said the team had no official comment.  When asked if the club could afford all three players, Samson said “It’s a problem we never suspected could happen. That’s the true answer.”

5:03pm: The Marlins have made "substantial offers" to both Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and have also offered a contract to Mark Buehrle, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (both Twitter links).  The team met with Pujols today, Reyes on Wednesday and Buehrle on Tuesday but apparently already felt comfortable enough to make contract offers, though Heyman reports there is "nothing close" to a deal with any of the three.

Miami's aggressiveness is no surprise, given how the Marlins have been in hot pursuit of several top free agents already this offseason.  It's unlikely that Pujols, Reyes or Buehrle would sign so early without fully exploring the market for their services, though a blow-away offer from the Marlins could change their minds. 

The Marlins' payroll was expected to increase by as much as $35MM this winter, but signing Pujols, Reyes and Buehrle would add at least $60MM to the 2012 payroll.  That's a big outlay for three players — to put it in perspective, Cot's Baseball Contracts lists the entire Marlins payroll for 2011 as just under $57.7MM.  Given how committed Jeffrey Loria is to put a competitive team into his new ballpark, we may have been conservative with our estimates about how much the Marlins are willing to spend this winter.


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239 Comments on "Marlins Make Offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle"


thekoshow
3 years 9 months ago

Wow

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

WOW IS RIGHT, TERRIBLE SIGNING IF THEY SIGN REYES. FOR EXAMPLE, REYES BABIP WAS .353, A .35 POINT DIFFERENTIAL OVER HIS xBABIP,.318. IN FACT HE GOT LUCKY BECAUSE HIS LD WERE DOWN 7 COMPARED TO HIS LD/150, 110.70. SO THE DISCREPANCY IN HIS BABIP WAS NOT BECAUSE HE WAS HITTING MORE LINE DRIVES BUT BECAUSE HIS GB WERE FINDING THE HOLES. EXPECT HIS BA TO DROP ALMOST 40 TO 50 POINTS NEXT YEAR PROBABLY AROUND .290 TO .300. MIX IN HIS BAD KNEES AND IT SPELLS OVERPAID.

3 years 9 months ago

 Hate hate hate hate hate…

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

please explain yourself

MQAB
3 years 9 months ago

please explain your caps

3 years 9 months ago

Your team cannot even sign anyone right now…i doubt you would be upset if the LAD signed him…even overpaid.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

TO be honest i would be upset, i am not a hypocrite.

3 years 9 months ago

It’s not hate, it’s fact.  I’m a Mets fan that wants Reyes back, but there’s no denying his BA was fueled by a high BABIP. 

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

Please stop trying to be be a second Bleacher Creature.

3 years 9 months ago

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE :)

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

There shouldn’t even be one… But somehow he pulls it off…

Yankees420
3 years 9 months ago

No, no he doesn’t…

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

I apologize, but nice to meet another dodger fan… cant wait for next season

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

Looking forward to it as well. Hopefully we can get a new owner soon (and a new GM) and the team will get back to where it should be.

Kendall Adkins
3 years 9 months ago

Umm, why are you yelling? Or is your caps lock stuck? Anyways, there is a difference between ground balls finding holes, and hitting a ball so hard that the infielders can’t get to it. A lot of Matt Hollidays hits are ground balls, and he’s been doing it for years. I think Reyes is similar in that way. Also, players do try to hit the ball where the fielders aren’t. So, maybe those ground balls were exactly where he wanted them. 

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

xBABIP is based on league averages based on GB, LD, Fb , Bh. The league average for Gb is .240 Ba, most outs in a players season are GB. A discrepancy in BABIP vs. xBABIP is often proved by if they are hitting more line drives, LD =75% a basehit. For instance Coco Crisp had an xBABIP of .337, a differential of -.53 points under his actual BABIP of .284. SO xBABAIP suggests that coco crisps Ba of .265 was discrepant because he was essentially getting unlucky. IT is a proven theory however, it does have its flaws.

3 years 9 months ago

Baseball is a game, not an alogrythm

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 9 months ago

Theo Epstein and his two WS rings disagree

flickadave
3 years 9 months ago

Billy Beane might be wondering whether to agree at this point.

diehardmets
3 years 9 months ago

BABIP is perhaps the most flawed metric for hitting, though your analysis for backing it up was solid. I agree that he over performed this year, but you have to couple stats with observations. I’ve watched Reyes for years, and when he’s hot he hits smoking ground balls that go for hits. Some guys just his like that. 

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

BABIP isn’t flawed actually, it tells you exactly what it is supposed to tell you, the flaw is in the way people try to use it.

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

Speed guys will have higher than average BABIPs and guys who hit a lot of GBs and LDs will have higher than average BABIPs; Reyes fits all of those things.

If you regress Reyes’ BABIP all the way to his career average he would still have a batting average around .300 with a respectable OBP to go along with a very good SLG (all of this from a SS no less).

I’m not saying that Reyes wont be overpaid (we have no idea what he’s even being offered at this point), but to say that he was overrated because of his BABIP, and that he is going to regress because of league averages is a very flawed way to evaluate him.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

Then you don’t understand the way xBABIP works. It is not league averages but the expected BABIP using league averages as weights. Just as obp + works 300 is league average. For a guy like Reyes his BABIP will be inflated because of his speed but if you look at his career averages for his BABIP he is almost 30 to 40 points over. I don’t believe it is flawed but it is better to use it to compare players with down years to see why.

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

I know how xBABIP works, but do you realize what you just said? “It is not league averages but the expected BABIP using league averages as weights.”  So you’re saying it’s not leauge averages… just… league averages…

Why should a speedy GB/LD hitter like Reyes’ xBABIP use weights that figure in the likes of Adrian Gonzalezs and David Ortiz and Adam Dunn (big, slow, flyball hitters)?  Tools like this work well for the general mass of players, but they tend to fall apart at the extremes (really slow fly ball hitters would have an actual expected BABIP lower than what xBABIP would give you, and elite speed GB/LD hitters would have an actual expected BABIP higher than what xBABIP would give you).

And in any case, xBABIP claims to tell you what you could expect with no “luck” so you wouldn’t even regress all the way to the xBABIP.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

Good points, if you see this, please hear me out…. Yes xBABIP does not factor speed but LD% or FB% does not need to be weighted by the players speed. However GB% does. The way i look at it is i start with the number of groundballs and analyze it. For instance, jose reyes had 207 gb this year and 209 last year. YET HIS BABIP IN 2010 increased by 51 points. HIS FB in 2010 195, 2011, 181. LD 2010, 86, 2011, 104. There was a slight increase in line drives and a favorable drop in FB but these cannot be why his BABIP raised 51 points. SO why did his BABIP and consequently his BA raise astronomically. If i look at xBABIP which can tell me what he should have based on league averages, i only take in account for his FB AND LD because those should be constant and not dependent on speed. His GB do rely on speed and if you look at this year and last year they were practically the same. MEANING THAT HE WAS FINDING MORE HOLES AT AN ABNORMALLY LARGE CLIP. nothing can explain his 50 point increase other than that…

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

Fair enough, and I guess I came across as being harder on xBABIP than I originally meant to.  I just don’t think it makes a whole lot of sense to use xBABIP instead of his actual career BABIP (which, incidentally, is lower than what his xBABIP was this year) or three year average as a baseline, especially with a guy like Reyes.

And you also don’t want to regress to either one, you simply regress toward.  So saying his BABIP was high and can be expected to come down next year is reasonable, but saying that it was 50 points higher than it should have been, and therefor should be expected to come down 50 points, is overstepping the reach of either stat.

3 years 9 months ago

Here’s how I read this….

“xBABIP is based on league averzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….”

Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

You come off as one who has just discovered metrics and has decided to show everyone that he understands them. But that’s about all, anyone who’s familar with Reyes already knows that one of flaws has been that he was hitting too many balls in the air.It appears this year he cut down on that aspect of his game. Add to that the fact that he was playing for a contract, thus the career year. You are correct in that he will most likely come back to earth next year. Also, his problems have been with his hamstrings, his knees have never been an issue.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

I’m sorry if I come off that way. Yet I am unaware how. Please feel free to tell me how as I dont mean to seem pretentious what so ever. Btw Reyes cut down his flyballs by 11. Not sure that is sufficient enough to be the cause of his inflated BA.

Andy_B
3 years 9 months ago

For anyone who likes internet rumors with no substantiation and zero credibility here’s what some guy posted on the Stltoday message board had to say

“The source was Josh Johnson…not afraid to reveal that. The text I was forwarded read, “Pujols was at the stadium today lookin around and he didn’t like the offer we gave him is what I heard.” 

Take it for what it’s worth”

To the guys credit though he made the post at 4:17 central time when the news didn’t break that the marlins made an offer until 5:00 central.

DT Flush234
3 years 9 months ago

Mozeliak hurry up and hire a manager.

Andy_B
3 years 9 months ago

Albert won’t be signing for quite a while

coolstorybro222
3 years 9 months ago

By that this means

“OH PLEASE SIGN WITH US, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! *SOBS*”

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

Do the marlins actually believe Pujols or Reyes want to play in Miami for their nonexistent fans. Worst in baseball by the way.

3 years 9 months ago

they are like Heat “fans” only show up when they make the playoffs

3 years 9 months ago

or like the Rays fans: they show up … never 😀

just kidding 😉

CircusFresh
3 years 9 months ago

You mean since they signed Lebron and Bosh.  I was at several Heat games this season and it looked packed.

jwsox
3 years 9 months ago

it was packed  for specific games, they actually had horrible ticket sales, most of their sell outs happened by half time…i remember watching the heat lakers game and there was no one there the entire game it was depressing

wadecounty561
3 years 9 months ago

I guess having 101% attendance for the season = no one there watching the game. Your argument is flawless brah. Even in 09-10 we had 90% attendance.

3 years 9 months ago

No, only early on. The Heat had to run an ad campaign called “Fan up” to try to get fans to show up to the games. It was really pathetic that they had to do that.

generalbocephus
3 years 9 months ago

Strange….when I went to one this season it was empty….not even the players showed up.

Tired_OF_FakeRumors
3 years 9 months ago

Tampa bay fans dont even show up in the playoffs

3 years 9 months ago

Yes we do, we just don’t sell out, because over half of the people here are retired and on fixed incomes, and another large section is unemployed. However, we are in the top 5 in the league in TV viewership…this team needs to sell more advertising to increase revenue.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

LAST TIME THE MARLINS DREW A CROWD WAS WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THEIR WAS BINGO NIGHT AT THE PARK AND FRANK SINATRA MUSIC GALORE. THEN THE HORDE OF OLD PEOPLE CAME DOWN FROM BOCA RATON AND HAD A REAL GOOD TIME!!

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

are you seriously a bleacher creature copy cat??

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

i think i came around first, just haven’t posted in a while

3 years 9 months ago

How bout the Yankee fans, whom leave when their team is loosing?

NickinIthaca
3 years 9 months ago

In all fairness though, I’ve been to a few Yankee games, and have seen fans leave when they’re winning as well.  It’s all about beating the other 45,000 people to the few subway stations around the park…

3 years 9 months ago

“Losing”, not “loosing”. Why do so many people not know how to spell the word “lose”?

NickinIthaca
3 years 9 months ago

I haven’t been pointed it out yet, but it has been killing me.  Thank you.

MilwaukeeBravesFan
3 years 9 months ago

Well, somtimes the money is its own reward…

vtadave
3 years 9 months ago

No, actually they just decided to bring both guys in, make bogus offers, and cross their fingers that Reyes and Pujols won’t accept. If by chance they do, the Marlins will, at the earliest possible allowable moment, trade both guys for C-level prospects.

Superman
3 years 9 months ago

A la the Carlos Delgado trade.

slider32
3 years 9 months ago

Let’s not forget that the Marlins have won 2 world series in the last 20 years. Alot of teams can’t say that.

rayking
3 years 9 months ago

Very true, and they won them by pulling off big name acquisitions like they’re trying to do here. Use a massive payroll to win a world series, then trade off the expensive guys and slum it for a few years on the cheap, then repeat. They’re more of a threat to get these guys than people are giving them credit for.

stl_cards16
3 years 9 months ago

Albert Pujols will not sign a deal without a NTC I can garauntee that.  I would assume the same can be said about Reyes.  Whoever signs these guys will be stuck with them as long as they want to be there.

vonhayesdays
3 years 9 months ago

mets still paying bonilla for example 

3 years 9 months ago

I didn’t realize in 2003 that $53 million was a massive payroll and Pudge was a big name acquisition…….

PWNdroia
3 years 9 months ago

I can see them getting Reyes, but no way they get Pujols.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

Better yet, 15.

John
3 years 9 months ago

It gets fans excited an something to look forward too. Shows ownership is serious.

Edgard Fals
3 years 9 months ago

Like they care about fans. It’s the city they care about.

jwsox
3 years 9 months ago

but this is a chance at a new begining, one of my former co-workers was from florida and he would describe how much it sucked to get to the stadium for a game. Now with it being closer to a bigger population not off in the distance like it used to be it will for sure bring in a ton of fans. Plus season ticket sales have already gone up and they already sold out all the boxes…They are starting over…add to that they have a talented young team and ownership is clearly showing they want to win…with their potential add to that reyes and albert they might see it as a chance to win the world series and why not….also the money never hurts

vonhayesdays
3 years 9 months ago

a new stadium has a way of attracting fans off their couches and into ballpark . look at phillies , giants and baltimore 

wadecounty561
3 years 9 months ago

I’d take low attendance over being associated with Frank McCourt and being buried in debt any day. Don’t act like your franchise doesn’t have issues.

Matthew Dolter
3 years 9 months ago

good then buccos can trade for either lomo or sanchez

jwsox
3 years 9 months ago

 Ozzie you crazy S.O.B….convincing the once penny pinching marlins to spend one two players combined, what their entire payroll was last year…This would be nuts, doesnt solve the center field problems, bullpen problems, and rotation after JJ problems…but dang…a line up of reyes-hanley-albert-stanton-lomo-gabby would be fun to watch…add to that if they sign cepedes(sp?) could be a ton of fun

3 years 9 months ago

Where’s Gaby going to play in that lineup?  Short field?  He plays first, remember?  That’s some guy named Pujols’ position.

leachim2
3 years 9 months ago

Catcher of course.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

I’m pretty sure Sanchez used to be a catcher..

3 years 9 months ago

24 games in the minors over 3 seasons, he played 124 games at 3B over 5 seasons and was horrible.

Edgard Fals
3 years 9 months ago

Trade. Gaby can only play first, horrible at any other position.

3 years 9 months ago

I imagine Gaby would play in Tampa Bay, after they trade him to the Rays for a pitcher.

3 years 9 months ago

What pitcher that the Rays have would they possibly give the Marlins for Gaby Sanchez?

3 years 9 months ago

Wade Davis or Jeff Niemann. 

3 years 9 months ago

Niemann

jwsox
3 years 9 months ago

good call i totally forgot about that

3 years 9 months ago

Whoa there man, don’t get carried away lol. Nobody believes they are going to get everyone they want.
If they landed one of those guys it would increase the cost of the next guy.

jwsox
3 years 9 months ago

ohh I know…im not saying it will happen, it very well could. And like I said it would be very fun to watch I doubt it happens, maybe one of the two, and i doubt buehrle goes there, no clue why he would want to go there. He is from the mid west and has stated over and over and over again its sox, cards, or retirement but yes that could change.. I think they are the most likely destination for  reyes because of his relationship with Hanley…albert…is a huge maybe but if they offer him the money he wants he will sign there in a heart beat. He said over and over again alst year this contract is about respect and being paid the way he should…he won his MVP’s his world series titles..is a sure to be lock for the hall so now its about the money

coolstorybro222
3 years 9 months ago

They need to spend on bullpen help and rotation help not two big free agents.

3 years 9 months ago

 Ok Homer.  Lay off the Duff

jondogg2010
3 years 9 months ago

I personally would root for them to both sign with the Marlins. Both Latin players, big Latin market. HUGE Money involved tho. I mean I’d say 8/$225 for Pujols and 6/$125 for Reyes.

miamiroc
3 years 9 months ago

I agree…if I was the agent for Albert Pujols, I would be salivating at the extra money Pujols can get from endorsement deals from companies looking to market throughout Latin America. That is big money. Not sure if you could get that extra cash playing in St. Louis. That being said, I would actually prefer seeing him stay with the Cards.

3 years 9 months ago

Reyes is not getting $20 Mill+ a year. More like $15-17.5, though I agree on the years. The numbers on Pujols look good, but I think he’ll likely get 7 years.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

IF PUJOLS SIGNS WITH THE MARLINS IT PROVES THAT HE HAS AN OLD PERSON FETISH!!! I MEAN WHO ELSE WOULD WANT TO PLAY IN MIAMI UNLESS YOU HAD AN ALTERIOR-MOTIVE. BLASPHEMY. 

CircusFresh
3 years 9 months ago

or he likes models, topless beaches and 80 degree winters.

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

trust me the topless beaches.. they aren’t pretty, nightmares, terrible nightmares…

Edgard Fals
3 years 9 months ago

Old people in Miami? That’s so 1980’s. The old live in Boca.

wadecounty561
3 years 9 months ago

he just spouts whatever he wants with no logic. 

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah that dude needs to get out of LA a little. Miami ain’t so bad. If they get both these guys, steady the rotation, I’ll definitely check out the stadium and a game or two next time I’m down there. 

Dodgersarelife
3 years 9 months ago

 my perspective on florida is based on only seeing fort lauderdale and boca raton, which are old people homes the sizes of cities. Excuse my ignorance, i hope you will FORGIVE ME

TheMagicIsBack
3 years 9 months ago

South Beach is hip hop happening

jwsox
3 years 9 months ago

doubtfull considering he is married and a devout christian 

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

great place to be wealthy, big latin population, amazing weather, restaurants, shopping.

ya they must be crazy or something

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

Sounds an awful lot like the North Shore of Long Island…

adammyst
3 years 9 months ago

You can’t even spell. Wow.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 9 months ago

“The Marlins offer,” *puts finger to mouth* “one million dollars!”

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

100 billion dollars!

3 years 9 months ago

100 billion Greek drachma 😀

Commander_Nate
3 years 9 months ago

I think I used the equivalent of that to buy lunch today.

lefty177
3 years 9 months ago

That’s $299 million too little

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 9 months ago

The funny thing is if they cost $300MM, that’s more than half the cost of Marlins Stadium.

3 years 9 months ago

One billion gazillion shelebeulurlulullluuuu zillion……yen

RiverKKiller999
3 years 9 months ago

Haha, that’s funny $h1t!

3 years 9 months ago

CARDINALS NEED TO FIGURE THIS STUPID MANAGER THING OUT NOW!!

Seriously, they should have easily hired their manager 2 days ago and get to Pujols. This has dragged on way too long. FRANCONA IS RIGHT THERE MO! HIRE HIM ALREADY!

THEN SIGN PUJOLS!! OMFG!

3 years 9 months ago

what’s it like being you?

3 years 9 months ago

AWESOME HIPPP HIPP

HIPPP HIPP.. HOOOORAAYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 years 9 months ago

Why Francona? We don’t need to rebuild, we haven’t finished in last place for 10 years, we don’t need to throw everybody out and start over. We have a system, it isn’t broke so we don’t need to fix it, we need to keep doing what we’ve been doing.

jhfdssdaf
3 years 9 months ago

Lack of manager isn’t the problem.  Even uncertainty in St. Louis’s manager is far preferable to Miami’s (Ozzie Guillen).  Pujols would strangle Guillen within a week.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

8 years/ 240 million, for both..

“hey its substantial to us”

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

Are they sharing the contract?

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

package deal!

3 years 9 months ago

yup and Pujols has a vesting option that is exercised if Reyes doesn’t get hurt 😀

Yankees420
3 years 9 months ago

While Reyes gets incentive bonuses for Pujols reaching HR milestones?

Vossome93
3 years 9 months ago

Still not worried.

3 years 9 months ago

It all comes down to priorities for Albert, does he want to retire as one of the greatest players in history by what he did on the field for the same team his entire career, or is he only interested in money?

jjthebrave
3 years 9 months ago

As a Braves fan, I would hate to see 1 or the both of them go to the Miami Marlins.  Gotta hand it to them though if they’re really going all in for these 2 guys.  Would definitely fill the seats and increase merchandise sells.  These 2 and a new stadium would really turn the whole franchise around.  Scary thought for the NL East.

3 years 9 months ago

A back to back of Pujols and Stanton sounds really intimidating.

jjthebrave
3 years 9 months ago

Think I just peed a little picturing that lineup

3 years 9 months ago

THATS DISGUSTING JJ! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?! DO YOU NEED A DIAPER!! GTFO!!

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

You’re a very strange person….

Yankees420
3 years 9 months ago

Look at his name.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

Ramirez-Pujols-Stanton-sounds sweet

vonhayesdays
3 years 9 months ago

throw Hanley in there too 

sherrilltradedooverexperience
3 years 9 months ago

 the marlins organization is like the cicada.  it goes dormant for 7 years or so and then wakes up and makes a heck of a lot of noise

rayking
3 years 9 months ago

Great post. And very solid username.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

Quite honestly I’ve never understood his username..

3 years 9 months ago

My balls are shaking.

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 9 months ago

What happens if they both accept? Do the marlins go bankrupt?

Edgard Fals
3 years 9 months ago

Worse. Jeffrey Loria might actually have to pay for something.

3 years 9 months ago

“We didn’t anticipate that tehy’d actually accept our offer!”

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 9 months ago

They are trying to become the heat!!!

JST1331
3 years 9 months ago

It would make sense if they offered a substantial offer to Pujols and Reyes, but not Buehrle just because Heyman reported it.

Jay
3 years 9 months ago

Hope Reyes takes the bait, then the fish can flip Hanley to the Tigers for Jake Turner and a few other prospects.

3 years 9 months ago

Why would they trade Ramirez makes no sense bro especially if they are entering a new stadium?

Jay
3 years 9 months ago

The Marlins’ front office really doesn’t like Hanley, he’s too full of himself to give two craps about Loria and the rest of that fishy gang. Ol’ Smokey Leyland would straighten him right out, if that didn’t work, Cabrera would beat his buttocks and MAKE him walk the line. Turner would be the team’s future ace, only a couple years away from stardom, and they could probably pry away Nick Castellanos (Tigers top 3B prospect) away at the same time. Plus the fish want revenge for Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller.

3 years 9 months ago

If the Tigers wanted him enough to take his salary off of the Marlins hands don’t you think they’d just go ahead and make him an offer and not have to give you any prospects?

“DOH!”

3 years 9 months ago

My bad, I thought you said Reyes.

3 years 9 months ago

they have said repeatedly they arent trading hanley

Jay
3 years 9 months ago

They HAVE to say that at the moment, because Hanley is the team’s star. Add Pujols and/or Reyes, and Hanley will be even more hot-tempered. Trust me, they’d trade him in a heartbeat if they can land Reyes. That’s why they want him so bad. I’m just hoping the Tigers can get him, he’s talented, just misguided. We’ll even throw in Inge, you know you want him, lol.

3 years 9 months ago

The Tigers getting Hanley would be scary. I would look forward to the challenge though. Rangers v Tigers ALCS 2012.