Marlins To Host Wilson On Monday

The Marlins will attempt to woo C.J. Wilson with a South Florida visit and stadium tour on Monday, writes Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel.  Rodriguez writes that the Marlins are likely to put a bid in for Wilson considering that pitching is their top priority and the winter meetings are just around the corner.

Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Albert Pujols have already visited Miami and each free agent received an offer from the club.  Prince Fielder is about the only high-end free agent that the Marlins haven't hosted and nothing is scheduled yet, which may or may not speak to their interest level.

Buehrle got to check out the Marlins' new park well before Wilson, but that doesn't mean that Buehrle is higher on the club's board.  A source who spoke with a Marlins official in the early stages of the free agency period said he believed Miami preferred Wilson.

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  1. MrBaseball29 4 years ago

    He’s a Yankee

    • JacksTigers 4 years ago

      So was Cliff Lee.

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      I honestly don’t think the Yanks see him as a $100 mil pitcher and with AJ on the books for 2/$33 I don’t see them adding another expensive pitcher this year. If his price is reasonable then I think Edwin Jackson might be more attractive to them because he’ll probably take a lower base and fewer years to sign.

  2. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    Must be nice for these players to not even have a job, but get a free Florida vacation. 

  3. Ta-Kuan Fuan 4 years ago

    I wonder what the Marlins would do if they (hypothetically speaking of course) all agreed to their contract offers. Do they go with it or do they s*** their pants and go “whoops!”?

    • Pete 4 years ago

      Seeing as all their offers are all well-below market value, they will probably jump for joy if any FA was comatose enough to take it.

      • may be below value, but with no state income tax in Florida that can make up a big difference of money too

        • Dylan 4 years ago

          No state tax won’t make up for Millions of dollars.

          • Well, it could. If you signed a contract in New York, you need to pay 7.7% of your income (anything bigger than $500,000 is charged 7.7%). Say you are a big free agent, and you are going to make $100MM. You’d have to lose $7.7MM. So if you signed a contract in Texas or Florida for $95MM, you made more money.

          • RationalSportsFan 4 years ago

            MLB players pay tax for each state that they play a game in.  So, if he is a Marlin and he plays a three-game set in New York, he has to pay taxes for those three days in New York.

            So, the advantage of “no state income tax” that is frequently cited is quite less than most people assume.

          • Lunchbox45 4 years ago


        • MetsMagic 4 years ago

          That’s part of their sales pitch, along with free coupons to Sonic Drive In and Dolphins tickets. 

        • unvme7 4 years ago

          well, tx has no state taxes either…

  4. Pete 4 years ago

    …and then they will offer him a 3/30 deal.

  5. Blue387 4 years ago

    Will they show him their new home run sculpture?

    • not if they actually want to sign him

    • My theory is that thing will go off only when the visiting team hits a home run. They’re using it as a negative reinforcement for Marlins pitchers…give up a bomb and you have to watch/listen(?) to that abomination go off.

  6. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    Just another part of the publicity stunt known as the Miami Marlins 2011-2012 Off-season

  7. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    They should have waited to show off their new uni’s until AFTER they signed their FA’s!

  8. Patrick the Pragmatist 4 years ago

    If they want to do the 1997 Huizenga era thing all over again and stack the house with expensive additions they better make sure they sign guys who will be tradeable when they end up doing the 1998 thing all over again so they can stack the house with prospects and do the 2003 thing all over again.
    And hopefully they get the 1997 Marlins success as opposed to the Heat last year coming up short in the end.

  9. Roy Munson 4 years ago

    Surprised the Nats haven’t been in on Wilson, although maybe they are being quiet about it?

  10. miamiroc 4 years ago

    If Wilson wants Cliff Lee money, the Yanks can have him. Just about any team would be better off with Buehrle at that price.

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

      I’m sure Wilson would accept Cliff Lee money but I don’t think its even been speculated he will come close to that.

      • miamiroc 4 years ago

        That’s what his agent is asking for, plus a sixth year. Doesn’t mean he is going to get it but I also wouldn’t have imagined Jayson Werth would have gotten the contract that he did either.

  11. goredsgo 4 years ago

    Just imagine how scrwed the Marlins would be if Wilson, Pujols, Reyes and Buerhle all accepted their offers

    • Pete 4 years ago

      Not at all seeing as they offered them all a grand total of about hundred bucks.

  12. Jdobb 4 years ago

    Is anyone else tired of these Marlins ” bring someone in for a vist” its a joke! 

  13. bayareabeast 4 years ago

    there going to offer him a contract on the beach with girls in bikinis all around him, so theres no way he actually reads the terms

  14. WhiteOwl1972 4 years ago

    “Come up to my new stadium and let me show you my etchings.”

  15. Bluejaysnation 4 years ago

    He’d be a good fit for the Angels.

  16. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    They’re interested in Pujols but not Fielder? Why?!?!?!

    • thats what im saying

    • JacksTigers 4 years ago

      Pujols is from the Dominican. They are looking to bring in a superstar that would bring in more hispanic fans.

    • Pete 4 years ago

      Pujols will help them win more games than Fielder will over the next 7 years?

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      because they are actually interested in neither of them… hence the lame offer they extended to Pujols

      it was an unvitation

    • Publicity stunt…Pujols carries a lot more name power than Fielder. I mean, have you seen the Marlins freaking attendance over the past decade? Can’t be too many learned South Florida baseball fans. They hear Pujols, multiple MVPs, World Series rings and all, and think “hey, we may actually be really good this year!”

      • Slopeboy 4 years ago

        You got it right! All this fanfare is just that, talk. What Loria is doing is just making noise in order to sell tickets. The trip by Pujols was underwhelming, the offer to Reyes unrealistic and now comes Wilson, bet nothing happens.

        I would not be surprised to see the Marlins announce come February that Bartolo Colon signed a 2 yr deal for $5MM. That’s more in line with Loria’s track record.

  17. MetsMagic 4 years ago

    Loria’s so busy gushing about his stadium and etchings to his “clients” that he forgets to offer them a contract…

  18. jb1996 4 years ago

    I think the Marlins would do better with Wilson.

  19. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

    The Marlins are making it rain invisible money…

  20. I get the feeling that “Marlins to host ___” will replace “Can he pitch?” as the running joke of the offseason.

  21. Ryan The Braves Fan For Life 4 years ago

    There going to get Reyes and pujols and win the world series next season. Maybe cj too

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