Marlins’ Offer To Pujols Is Under $200MM

The Marlins' offer to Albert Pujols is for less than $200MM, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  Yesterday, it was reported that the Marlins' offer is believed to be for nine years, but Capozzi isn't sure of the length of the offer.

Capozzi also adds that the Marlins reported offer of $90MM over six years to Jose Reyes is not accurate, but close.  Reyes is said to be intrigued by the idea of playing in warm weather and for Ozzie Guillen.

This afternoon, the Cardinals re-engaged in contract talks with Pujols' agent Dan Lozano for the first time since February.


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72 Comments on "Marlins’ Offer To Pujols Is Under $200MM"


inleylandwetrust
3 years 9 months ago

Cheap bast@rds!

kstewskisAZ
3 years 9 months ago

LOL have to agree, I went to HS with the president. Nuff said!

12in12
3 years 9 months ago
The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Hopefully this has some truth to it.. Pujols you better take STLs offer before they bring it down.

12in12
3 years 9 months ago
Andy_B
3 years 9 months ago

I wonder how insulted Pujols was upon learning that the Marlins brought him to Miami to offer him less than St Louis did.

Triteon
3 years 9 months ago

There is a matter of perspective at play:  Florida has no state income tax.  On a $22MM yearly contract ($200MM/9yrs), $11MM of his contract is non-taxed, roughly a half-million per year, or $4.5MM total.  In the grand scheme is it much?  Not really, but it’s there.

Doesn’t really matter…who wants to be baseball’s Lebron James?

3 years 9 months ago

Cost of living is significantly higher in Miami.

Stonehands
3 years 9 months ago

It will take atleast 9/225 to pry him away from St. Louis, but i think he returns to the Cards for 9/210

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Sorry Miami… YOU’RE OUT!

That wont even get ya Fielder…

Andy_B
3 years 9 months ago

“YOU’RE FU(C)KEN OUT”

Kenny Powers

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 9 months ago

I’ll find it pretty funny if after all this talk about going after every top agent the Marlins end up with something like Rafael Furcal and Edwin Jackson

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 9 months ago

Reyes is the only SS the Marlins would sign. They could find a better 3B or CF and keep Hanley at SS. Furcal makes no sense at all.

Ry.the_Stunner
3 years 9 months ago

Why would they sign Furcal?  They have Hanley.  They’d move Hanley to a different position for Reyes, but definitely not for Furcal.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Hanely already said he refuses to switch positions.  

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

actually no, Hanley has stated sereral times publicly that he would move positions for reyes.

Andy_B
3 years 9 months ago

Jim Bowden has been repeatedly saying on MLB that Hanley is not on board with switching positions.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

 probably not for another player, but from what i hear he’s the godfather to reyes’ daughter, so if he wants him on board, I’m sure he wont have an issue with it. 

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

“Capozzi also adds that the Marlins reported offer of $90MM over six years to Jose Reyes is not accurate, but close.” 

50MM over eight years

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

lol

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

gif fail

tacko
3 years 9 months ago

You’re your own biggest critic.

Duke15
3 years 9 months ago

Shocker.

miamiroc
3 years 9 months ago

Who knows who to believe anymore. All these guys just tweet out a bunch of numbers and then they or one of their buddy’s retweet a correction a few hours later. Its quite a racket these guys have got going on. 

3 years 9 months ago

Dude they would be dumb to tie down 200 million dollars of resources on a guy who will begin to decline in two or three years, if not already.

Matt Talken
3 years 9 months ago

He may have had a down year, but I hardly think he’s in decline.  I’d imagine it’s more likely that the contract talk and a slow start got on his mind.

Post All-Star game, he put up an OPS of .959 with a .319 Batting Average.

A .959 OPS line would’ve still been one of his lowest seasons, but it’s enough in line with his career averages that we certainly wouldn’t be talking about him being in decline.  (It’s roughly equal to his 2002 sophomore season with an OPS of .955)

You might be right, but I think he’s likely to bounce back next season when his mind is back on baseball instead of contract talk.

Of course, I do think that for whoever signs up, Cardinals or not, they’re not going to get the returns they’d probably like to get at least in years 7-9 of a 9 year contract.

Timothy Howell
3 years 9 months ago

Yes! Finally. Someone makes some sense around here.  He is on a decline.  Yeah, sure, Pujols in a decline is better than most players ascending, but still. 9 years is absolutely ridiculous for a guy that’ll be 32!

Vossome93
3 years 9 months ago

Under 200 mil to play for that team in that uniform? #slapintheface

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Publicity stunt maybe? It has to be… unless they are really bad negotiators.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

I’ve been saying all along its just the marlins trying to keep their name in the news

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

:)

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

I love how you saved it lol

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Just went back to the older post haha

3 years 9 months ago

Why would he take less money to play for a lesser team than the one he just won a WS with?  Why would the Marlins even bother if that’s the extent of their offer?

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

The only reason I thought he may want to sign in Miami is that its like a 1-2hour plane ride to the Dominican

3 years 9 months ago

Being in on every free agent doesn’t seem to actually mean “being in” on every free agent in the Marlins case.

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 9 months ago

If it’s certain that the Cards won’t up their offer at all then I do think it will take at least $225M over 9 years to pry him away from the Cards. I ultimately don’t see anyone making that kind of offer, though.

Cheeseballs
3 years 9 months ago

It’s being reported that the Cardinals have already modified the last offer made.

jhfdssdaf
3 years 9 months ago

Modify doesn’t necessarily mean increase.  They could have added a no-trade clause, in case the new CBA eliminates 10/5 vesting rights.

3 years 9 months ago

I think they just wanted to make some sort of a statement by inviting him down. If by some miracle they signed him for under 200 mill, they just made the deal of a lifetime, but otherwise, it was just a way for Miami to say that they’re willing to spend the big bucks, even if it’s not on Pujols.

3 years 9 months ago

What if it was for 1 year 199 mil!??!!?!??!!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!

SEE NOW THE OFFER DOESNT LOOK SO STUPID FOR BEING UNDER 200!

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

the fact that it was 9 years was out before it was known the full amount

3 years 9 months ago

thus the what if 😛

Im just bored in class and made that previous post. 

3 years 9 months ago

I thought the 9 years/225 million was a bit ludicrous