Marlins Notes: Pujols, Cespedes, Reyes

The Marlins will unveil their new uniforms and logos tonight, when they officially become the Miami Marlins. Here's the latest on the team, which has begun the offseason in style, courting several big-name free agents…

  • The Marlins are serious about signing Albert Pujols and intend to make a competitive offer, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria covets Pujols and envisions him at first base in 2012, according to Spencer.
  • The Marlins are meeting with Pujols and agent Dan Lozano today. You can read the details here.
  • The Marlins like what they saw from Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes yesterday, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. "We think we're a great fit because we're Miami, and we're a natural destination for any Cuban player, any Latin player," Marlins president David Samson said. "We are the Gateway to the Americas. We're the Miami Marlins. I think that he agrees, but we have to make a deal that makes sense for both parties."
  • The Marlins are more likely to sign Jose Reyes and Cespedes than Pujols, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.


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17 Comments on "Marlins Notes: Pujols, Cespedes, Reyes"


Guest
3 years 7 months ago

And we are to automatically assume that he will take the highest bid, no matter what other circumstances come into play?

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Andy_B
3 years 7 months ago

I think it’s a pretty safe assumption all things being equal he’ll go back to the cardinals.  My guess and it’s just a guess is that it will take 30 million more than the cardinals final offer to get this done.

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Will M
3 years 7 months ago

Also note, while the Marlins had a pretty high payroll in 1997, the Cleveland Indians (the team they beat in the WS) still had a higher payroll. And for the first five years of the team’s existence, they had top 15 attendance- and while that’s not mind blowing it still should serve as proof that they can attract a significant amount more than they are doing currently. 

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3 years 7 months ago

That’s what makes this entire situation absurd to me, everything Pujols wanted in St. Louis, he was provided, when he was walked every time he came to the plate and his protection in the lineup was Ryan Ludwick, the Cardinals went out and got Matt Holliday, then signed him to a long term contract, they retrained Carpenter, Wainwright and Molina, and have filled in the holes when needed, winning 2 world series with only those 4 guys I mentioned and Skip Schumaker as the remaining players from 2006. Florida… I mean Miami has a short historic tradition of buying a World Series, hoping their fans will stick around, and then trading off all the pieces a year later when Miami proved it really didn’t care that much about Baseball after all. Where is the loyalty to the team that maxed out its payroll to protect him in the lineup and provide him with 2 world series rings, not to mention the fan base who represent a city with a metro area of less than 4 million people, putting 3 million fans in a stadium every season? If he takes his talents to south beach, just to feed his ego, he’s a thousand times worse than LaBron James.

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3 years 7 months ago

Nobody will ever turn the Cubs around.

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A_Berg_Thing
3 years 7 months ago

If they go out and get Pujols, what happens to Gabby Sanchez?

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OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 7 months ago

He’s as good as gone.

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3 years 7 months ago

or third. because without reyes (can’t get both pujols and reyes), hanley stays at ss.