Pujols Has Three Offers Of Ten Years, $200MM+

After a pair of meetings between the Marlins and agent Dan Lozano on Monday, Albert Pujols reportedly has a whopping ten-year offer in hand to join Jose Reyes in Miami. The Cardinals and Cubs met with Lozano yesterday as well.  Here's the latest on Pujols…

  • The Cubs are "definitely in" on Pujols still, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. If nothing else, they want to make things hard on the Cards by increasing the bidding, says Sherman.
  • The Marlins' brass completed their evening meeting with Dan Lozano, but told reporters, including Ken Rosenthal, that they had nothing to report. The Fish aren't sure if a third team is involved in the bidding, tweets Jon Paul Morosi. If there's a mystery team, it's definitely not the Phillies this year, tweets Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.
  • The Mystery Team has entered the mix! USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that a third team, in addition to the Marlins and Cardinals, has made an offer to Pujols. All three offers are for ten years and at least $200MM, according to Nightengale.
  • The Marlins are pushing "very, very hard" to get closure on Pujols tonight, so they can move one way or the other, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports. They don't want to be used to jack up the Cardinals' bid, and want to move on to other free agents if they don't land Pujols (all Twitter links).
  • The Cardinals expect resolution "sooner rather than later" and indicated that the ball is in Pujols' court, writes Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Marlins also would like resolution soon, tweets Morosi. Meanwhile, the Marlins met with an official from the commissioner's office tonight, and a possible Pujols contract was the topic of discussion, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
  • A source tells Martino (Twitter link) to be "on red alert" for a Pujols deal tonight.
  • The Marlins' offer to Pujols is believed to be in the neighborhood of $220MM, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports (via Twitter). Cardinals GM John Mozeliak confirmed to reporters, including B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest (Twitter link), that his team made another offer to Pujols today.
  • The Marlins also remain hopeful on Pujols, having offered a "creative" contract, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
  • Talking to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, Cards chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. declined to offer odds on the team re-signing Pujols: "I'm hopeful, but I don't like to use the word 'optimistic.' We're realistic about the fact that it may not happen." (all Twitter links).
  • Marlins president David Samson countered Spencer, saying the team will not sign a free agent to a deal including a no-trade clause.
  • In a break with team policy, the Marlins are willing to give Pujols a no-trade clause, tweets Clark Spencer.  This could be a major development.  The Cardinals are still alive for now, tweets Joe Strauss.
  • Marlins' brass concluded the 75-minute Lozano meeting without public comment.
  • The Marlins are heading up to meet with Lozano and expect a Pujols decision soon, tweets Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
  • As you might expect, the Marlins' ten-year offer exceeds $200MM, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  The Cardinals are expected to counter today.
  • There is optimism that the Marlins and Lozano will work through the no-trade clause hurdle, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, though Ken Rosenthal says the Marlins will not relent completely on the clause.
  • The Cardinals do not expect to get an opportunity to match or beat an offer from another team before Pujols accepts, hears Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch.  The Cardinals have not ruled out a ten-year offer for Pujols, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Morosi's club source says it depends on the average annual value.
  • The Cubs submitted a bid for Pujols, reports Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  However, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat says a Cubs official denied the report.
  • The Marlins' reported ten-year bid includes an average annual value that tests or exceeds $20MM, writes Strauss, but it does not include full no-trade protection.  The Marlins will meet with Lozano again today.  One club executive who spoke to Strauss pegged the team's chances of signing Pujols at 50-50.
  • ESPN's Buster Olney tweets a reminder that the disconnect in last offseason's negotiations between Pujols and the Cardinals wasn't the length, but the proposed annual value of $22MM.
  • Not surprisingly, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution hears that the Marlins would trade Gaby Sanchez if Pujols lands in Miami (Twitter link).  Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune thinks the Cubs would try for Sanchez in that scenario.

Tim Dierkes and Luke Adams contributed to this post.


655 Responses to Pujols Has Three Offers Of Ten Years, $200MM+ Leave a Reply

  1. i hope the riot police in STL are getting ready

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

      Yeah….Probably the same way we tear everything up when we win the World Series right?  not happening

      • canucks fans taught me that people do really stupid stuff because of sports

        • stl_cards16 4 years ago

          I don’t think anything will happen here.  Heck the worst thing I’ve seen people do in 2 times being downtown after the World Series was leave beer bottles in the streets.  There could be a few idiots do something, but I doubt it.

        • iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

          Speaking as someone from Vancouver, I can tell you that Canucks fans are not typical sports fans.

      • Fstuffup 4 years ago

        You’re the only cards fan on this website and from your cocky comments I hope that’s not how they all are cause you’re a major loser

        • stl_cards16 4 years ago

          You reply to someone about their “cocky comments” with that?  I’m just on here for fun and news.  Not cocky at all, I like a lot of people on here.

          Edit: and maybe you should spend a minute here, plenty of Cards fans.

      • Stop being such a pr1ck. The Marlins have the same amount of Championships in the last 15 years than the Cards do. And w/ half the fan support. 

        • stl_cards16 4 years ago

          What does it have to do with the Marlins winning championships? Or their fan support?  I’m saying Cardinal fans won’t riot.  They didn’t after a World Series and they won’t if Albert goes to Miami.

          • My point is your sarcasm with which you wave your championships around.

            Nevertheless, Pujols will stay w/ St. Louis. He appears to be a man who is more moved by his values than by money. I truly believe this. I want him to come to Miami, but I don’t see it happening. I’ve said that from the start. 

          • stl_cards16 4 years ago

            Sorry if I offended you, it’s all fun.

            I agree with your assessment, but I’m always guarded. I want to believe everything he has said for years, but I would have never thought it would get to this point. We will see soon it appears.

            I’m not the kind that’s going to throw Pujols under the bus either. He has put in his time and has the right to go where he desires now.

        • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

          Um Cardinals have 2 Championships in 5 years, Marlins havnt made the playoffs in close to 10.

          • … 03… world championship

            I’m a cards fan but come on.  They have just as many world series titles in the past 15 years as the cards.

            just absolutely no division titles 

          • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

            What? Who cares.. I can say the Cardinals have 9 more titles than the Marlins.. or the Cardinals were in more championships in the past 15 year.. what are you trying to prove?

          • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

            With fairness to the Marlins, they played in the same division as the Braves.

  2. Dave 4 years ago

    Am i the only one who hates the reverse-update style article where the latest thing is at the top and the comments from the original post are still here… but the article is updated and re-pumped onto RSS and Facebook as if it’s new?

    It bugs me, and probably a lot.  Cause I read it for the first time and I see things and it doesn’t make a lot of sense read in reverse… 

  3. stl_cards16 4 years ago

    I was planing on kicking back, drinking a few, and watching the Wings-Blues game tonight.  Now I have to look over and hit F5 every 30 seconds.

    • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

      Go wings

      • stl_cards16 4 years ago

        They are hot and the Blues need a win.  I’m expecting it to get a little rough.

    • My F5 button can barely be read anymore. I’ve practically worn it  out.

  4. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    Good thing I picked the Marlins for every player in the top 50 sweepstakes!

  5. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Love how everyone is assuming Pujols is a Marlin now.. We should find out soon and I have an idea where he will land.

    • Ya I hate it. Sadly, I am one of them.

      • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

        Yeah, I bet you counted the Cardinals out of the playoffs too huh?

        • Corey 4 years ago

          Lol, like a told a friend who was a Philly fan mid-September when she was bragging how Phils would make it to the World Series and lose…”Never turn your back or underestimate the St. Louis Cardinals, they make the playoffs they will win the World Series.”
          Dang team has been a thorn in my side since the day I was born…This situation screams for the same reply “NEVER turn your back on the St. Louis Cardinals!”
          —-A Cub Fan

  6. NYYANKEES 4 years ago

    Sounds like the Marlins are scared that Wilson and Buerhle will be gone if they wait out Pujols

  7. slider32 4 years ago

    Marlins and Albert are meeting as we speak, they will finish this deal by the end of the night.

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      If Marlins are at 10/220, and the Cards are also over 200, Marlins are out of luck.

      One of the two reports must be false if your statement is true.

  8. Corey 4 years ago

    Cards will match Marlins offer and give him a no-trade clause and Pujols will finish his career in St. Louis. Cubs are out.

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      He doesn’t need a NTC with the Cardinals, he has one by default.

  9. NYYANKEES 4 years ago

    a third team is offering 10 year contract according to Nightengale

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      Just saw that.  Was wondering when the “mystery team” would rear its ugly head

      • NYYANKEES 4 years ago

        If Cardinals, Marlins, and 3rd team offering 10 years $200+ million. You don’t need a rocket scientist to know which team he will pick.

        • really? how nice .. don’t need no rocket scientist .. he needs to sign with anyone else except the Cardinals

        • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

          I wonder if the Cardinals offer wasn’t quite high enough, and mystery team is there to drive them another 5-10 million higher.

        • MB923 4 years ago

          The Pirates, duh!

    • St. Louis had the chance to re-sign him during spring training and didn’t. If he bolts
      it’s the Cards fault

    • Wow! Not only does this complicate things for everyone, but it also means I have to go to the computer store and purchase another F5 button.

  10. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

    The Mystery team is the Astros.

    They are offering 10 years and $11

    • nm344 4 years ago

      that made me laugh

    • BaseballLogic_Braves 4 years ago

      Chipper_is_GOD is God!

    • Hahahahahahhaha. This made me almost spit out some beer. It’s good you like the Cards too, cuz I’m the exact opposite Im a die hard cards fan, but The braves would be my second along with the Rockies. Good post though. You might be right.

    • hahahaha. This made me almost spit my beer all over my laptop. Im die hard Cards but I like to Braves too man, i wish it wasn’t them that had the collapse. But we filled in nicely for you guys. At least we took out the Phils for ya!! Ap needs to take his tamale and shove it up his Azzhole, as long as he doesnt go to the cubs or marlins, he can bounce if he wants to play these games. I doubt there is a mystery team btw, Lozano is more scummy that Boras is. At least Boras is kinda respectable. Lozano is a chump, a dirty roach.

  11. MB923 4 years ago

    I assume the mystery team is a team that is/was also interested in Fielder. Cubs or Mariners maybe.

  12. Mystery team is not the Cubs, per the Bob Nightengale article.  Who’s left?  Washington? 

  13. T_Rangers32 4 years ago

    Mystery team = Cubs or Toronto I’d bet

    • iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

      Doubt AA is interested in a 10-year contract. 

  14. T_Rangers32 4 years ago

    Mystery team = Cubs or Toronto I’d bet

    • grownice 4 years ago

       trust me toronto isnt it lol the rumors are brutal , its either the cubs or someone else , but no way in hell is AA going after a 10 year 200mm dollar free agent.

  15. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    nationals have been so pissed about the marlins stealing their thunder. rizzo wants to prove he’s still the most ridiculous free agent signer in baseball

  16. Rangers4Life 4 years ago

    Ah yes. The Mystery Team. My favorite team strikes again.

  17. Sky14 4 years ago

    This latest news on the Marlins push for Pujols must be related to the Cards trying to shed the contracts of Lohse and Westbrook

  18. Mystery TEAM probably Phils. Sign him to play 3rd Base then when howard contract is up in 5yrs move him back to 1st base. 

    • Corey 4 years ago

      No no no, mystery team Cubs, they are gonna sign Pujols to play 3rd, then sign Fielder to play 1st. We all have our dream.

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      That would probably be one of the worst corner infield defenses.

      Pujols to Phillies, Howard to Ange— Reagins doesn’t work there any more, shoot, guess we’re stuck with him.

  19. nm344 4 years ago

    Budget? What budget.  RAJ is already on the phone.

  20. Joey E 4 years ago

    call me crazy

    Angels

    • T_Rangers32 4 years ago

      If the Angels were too cheap for Crawford and Beltre last year, then I doubt they’re anywhere close to touching this. I could see them bidding on Pujols’ jock strap.

  21. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    alternatively, it’s the phillies again and every player on the 40 man roster has sold a kidney to cover the cost

    • on the open market in Iran kidneys have been valued at about 20,000k per…so that would probably cover about 2 weeks of his contract

    • on the open market in Iran kidneys have been valued at about 20,000k per…so that would probably cover about 2 weeks of his contract

  22. Casor_Greener 4 years ago

    This is why I never support owners during a labor dispute.  You made your bed now sleep.

  23. Mystery Team!

    *palm to face*

    Is nothing ever simple?

  24. cbcbcb 4 years ago

    This is bad for baseball.  These owners and GMs only think short term without regard for the long term.  As Keith Law said it is a moral hazard

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

      I think when it involves arguably the best position player in this generation, that line of thinking can go out the window.

  25. Vossome93 4 years ago

    Mr. Ball’s balls must have exploded by now.

  26. Mystery team= LA Dodgers

    • Corey 4 years ago

      No money there. Not gonna happen.

    • Corey 4 years ago

      No money there. Not gonna happen.

    • Liam_Ho 4 years ago

      They actually might’ve had the money(for next year at least) if they hadn’t signed about 6 AAA players.

      • Trade Andre Ethier to free up money, sign Pujols. As far fetched as it seems the dodgers are my guess if there really is a third team.

        • Liam_Ho 4 years ago

          For one year maybe but the franchise is not in a position to offer such a massive contract.

        • Liam_Ho 4 years ago

          For one year maybe but the franchise is not in a position to offer such a massive contract.

  27. Christopher David 4 years ago

    MYSTERY TEAM! WOOOOO!!!!

    Actually I want him to stay w/ the Cards, but still.

    MYSTERY!!

  28. cbcbcb 4 years ago

    The Mystery Team is going to be quite good.  They signed Cliff Lee last year.

  29. cbcbcb 4 years ago

    Who are the secretive organizations.  The Phillies always keep a tight lip, but of course its not them.  I can’t recall the organizations that really don’t like to talk

    • $14878247 4 years ago

      Well there is the Blue Jays who make it a point not to leak info on pending trades and signings. But I doubt it’s them.

    • Corey 4 years ago

      I’m guessing it’s not that secretive. Somebody is telling somebody about the “mystery team” over drinks, they are texting somebody the info when they get up and go to the bathroom, the next person is in the shower, when he gets out he will call his lawyer, who will then call his other client , which is probably this Nightengale guy, who will then repost his article saying that the 3rd team is in fact the Cubs after all.
      It takes time for these things to fully expose themselves. I’m not sayin’ I’m just sayin’.

  30. So the Cardinals bumped up the offer to 10, huh…

  31. Mystery team seems to be in on more players than the Marlins!

  32. NATIONALS! 10 years 253. boom. 

  33. NATIONALS! 10 years 253. boom. 

  34. Phils = Mystery Team. Nobody keeps their business quiet more than RAJ! Sign Pujols to play 3rd Base! Let Rollins go! 

    • Dylan 4 years ago

      lol

    • Funny.

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      Sadly, if this is a game Lazano is playing (EXTREMELY possible), then the Phillies may well be the mystery team.  You scratch my back, I scratch yours.  Phillies get the Cards to up their offer, Lazano has a chat with Rollins about his demand for 5 years.

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      Sadly, if this is a game Lazano is playing (EXTREMELY possible), then the Phillies may well be the mystery team.  You scratch my back, I scratch yours.  Phillies get the Cards to up their offer, Lazano has a chat with Rollins about his demand for 5 years.

  35. dc21892 4 years ago

    This story continues to get better and better.

  36. LightUptheHalo 4 years ago

    It’s the Angels, then they can trade Trumbo and Callaspo fro a pithcer

  37. The Mystery Team is the Washington Redskins

  38. The 3rd team is most likely a rumor spread by the agent to jack up the price. But if there is a 3rd team, I am 90 percent certain that it isn’t the Pirates.

  39. The DRAMA!

  40. The DRAMA!

  41. how about the obvious cubs?

  42. ChrisV 4 years ago

    Another mystery team? Seems more like a ploy to get the Marlins to up there offer even more, and the Cardinals for that matter. Mystery teams always seem to just “pop” up…hmm if true this does make things truly interesting. The Mariners, Cubs, and Orioles seem more towards Fielder, but the Rangers could be a mystery teams given a need for a strong 1B player and have the financial flexibility to do it, but odds are the Rangers are not in play in the least bit. I keep refreshing for Puljos info and my team is not even in play for him haha

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      Mystery team has no impact on Marlins offer.  Pujols can play the Cardinals offer against the Marlins to get them to increase – more money to make up for NTC, more money to leave home, etc.  Unless mystery team truly exists, its only purposes is to increase the Cardinals offer.

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      Mystery team has no impact on Marlins offer.  Pujols can play the Cardinals offer against the Marlins to get them to increase – more money to make up for NTC, more money to leave home, etc.  Unless mystery team truly exists, its only purposes is to increase the Cardinals offer.

  43. ChrisV 4 years ago

    Another mystery team? Seems more like a ploy to get the Marlins to up there offer even more, and the Cardinals for that matter. Mystery teams always seem to just “pop” up…hmm if true this does make things truly interesting. The Mariners, Cubs, and Orioles seem more towards Fielder, but the Rangers could be a mystery teams given a need for a strong 1B player and have the financial flexibility to do it, but odds are the Rangers are not in play in the least bit. I keep refreshing for Puljos info and my team is not even in play for him haha

  44. baybombers 4 years ago

    wow this is exciting

  45. mgsports 4 years ago

    Rays? Rangers? Red Sox’s? Giants?

    • Onetimeaccount 4 years ago

      Yeah. the Rays offered him 10 years and over 200 million.
      Friedman how did you do it?!

    • Onetimeaccount 4 years ago

      Yeah. the Rays offered him 10 years and over 200 million.
      Friedman how did you do it?!

    • Corey 4 years ago

      Rays and Giants are too cheap, Red Sox don’t need him, maybe Rangers? Speculate?

    • Corey 4 years ago

      Rays and Giants are too cheap, Red Sox don’t need him, maybe Rangers? Speculate?

  46. mgsports 4 years ago

    Rays? Rangers? Red Sox’s? Giants?

  47. rsanchez1 4 years ago

    Pujols will be wasted in Chicago. It will be like taking the engine of a Lamborghini and putting it in a station wagon.

    • grownice 4 years ago

       But that station wagon would be the most insane sleeper on the road!

  48. he’s already won a World Series, so it doesn’t have to be about that.
    Pujols doesn’t need to show any loyalty towards the Cardinals, just because that’s the only team he’s played for. it could be where he wants to live. St.Louis or Miami Florida?
    the Cardinals don’t NEED Pujols. they’ve been a winning organization for a long time. they (and the fans) will get over losing even someone like Albert Pujols.
    Miami can afford the 10 year risk because right now it’s not just about putting a winning team on the field, but putting fans in the stands. fans will show up and support the Cardinals regardless of whether Pujols is there or not.

  49. People around here are saying Marlins met with MLB about possible SEC corruption charges, not Pujols contract.

    There is a third team in on Pujols, so its not a foregone conclusion that he goes to either Cards or Marlins.

    And like last year with Lee negotiations, we simply don’t know who may step in at last minute.

    • Liam_Ho 4 years ago

      Pujols has no other ties to any team besides the Cardinals, while Lee loved being in Philly. This supposed mystery team has to bring the money.

    • Liam_Ho 4 years ago

      Pujols has no other ties to any team besides the Cardinals, while Lee loved being in Philly. This supposed mystery team has to bring the money.

  50. slider32 4 years ago

    Maybe MLB will fork up the money for the Dodgers to get him!

  51. Sports33 4 years ago

    MYSTERY TEAM!!!!

  52. Sports33 4 years ago

    MYSTERY TEAM!!!!

  53. Sports33 4 years ago

    MYSTERY TEAM!!!!

  54. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    Phillies did have two meetings with Pujols’s agent…

    • also Jimmy Rollins agent….

      • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

        I’m aware of that, I’m surprised somebody took that seriously, let alone two people.

        • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

          Sadly, if this is a fake mystery team, it could well be the Phillies.  They help Lazano get the Cards to up their offer, he tries to talk Rollins out of his unreasonable demand for five years.

    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

      its not the phillies buddy.. 

  55. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    The Mystery Team is also showing significant interest in Fielder and Wilson.

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      If “mystery team” could ever land all the free agents it bid on, they’d win the WS every year for sure

  56. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    The Mystery Team is also showing significant interest in Fielder and Wilson.

  57. mgsports 4 years ago

    If they don’t resign Ortiz or Trade Kevin Youklis and Millbrooks needs more seasoning.

  58. mgsports 4 years ago

    If they don’t resign Ortiz or Trade Kevin Youklis and Millbrooks needs more seasoning.

  59. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    Dear Baseball,

    You’re insane.

    P.S. Why am I a Dodgers fan? They make me sad…

  60. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    Dear Baseball,

    You’re insane.

    P.S. Why am I a Dodgers fan? They make me sad…

  61. wait_HOWmanyrings 4 years ago

    As a yankee fan I cringe at the mention of a “mystery team”

  62. Guest 4 years ago

    He should come to Miami. The girls are unreal.

    • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

      Not that it stops most people, but he is married.

      •  maybe Albert is a swinger, who knows.
        other reason to go to Miami other than to play baseball.

        • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

          Given the quality of Marlins baseball and the number of fans who show up to watch it, I’d say the hot girls are the ONLY reason to go to Miami.

      • grownice 4 years ago

         Albert Woods?

    • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

      That was Dan Lozano’s #1 selling point.

  63. vtadave 4 years ago

    I always love it when Mystery Team enters the mix.

  64. Do you imagine if the Red Sox come in and swoop him up? 

  65. Christopher McElroy 4 years ago

    What if the mystery team is also the Miami Marlins? They’re being THAT aggressive!

  66. The Mystery Team is the Pirates!

  67. KINGMOJO 4 years ago

    in my perfect world it would be the angels to offer 10/200+,trade abreu,morales,izturis,callaspo,and wells for pitching, and convert trumbo to 3rd.but we hane a penny pinching owner. i guess i can dream.

    • Liam_Ho 4 years ago

      Don’t say that, he’ll pay premium for guys that’ll bring good clubhouse presence and 0.248 OBP

    • Penny pinching owner? 

      Check out the Angels’ payroll brah.

      • KINGMOJO 4 years ago

        just saying cuz last year, crawford was a bust,beltre “pleaded” to be an angel,but instead we traded a power bat cather for a lack luster outfielder with no cash relief

    • brstreet9 4 years ago

      Penny pinching owner…I am sure the Royals fans would love to trade you David Glass for Arte Moreno. You will start thinking that Moreno was George Steinbrenner.

      • KINGMOJO 4 years ago

        haha thats probably true but im saying for being a large market team the angels tend to pinch on free agent than give them a respectable contract

  68. Corey 4 years ago

    Let’s speculate! Teams that wanna make a splash or need a 1st Baseman:
    Baltimore- Too Cheap?
    Chicago Sox? Konerko to DH, Pujols to 1st? Eat Dunn’s contract and trade him?
    Cleveland- Laporta not working out? Afraid of big contracts?
    Houston- Dumped TONS of salary, maybe just one big salary? Lee trade or move back to OF.
    Kansas City- Lol, Kansas City….
    Angels-Can afford it and not afraid to make changes. But, they are not getting any younger.
    Brewers-Not paying for Fielder, they aren’t bitin’ on this.
    Twins- Morneau to Dh Pujols 1st? No, too cheap…
    Mets- Trade Davis, or keep him for depth…hmmm…
    Oakland- For God’s sake, this team needs something! Too cheap…
    Pirates- Too cheap
    Padres- Too cheap? Badly in need of something…
    Giants- Maybe, but they claim to be too cheap…Surprise?
    M’s- Keep him fresh while giving him days off at DH?
    Ray’s- Who’s on 1st?
    Ranger’s- They really don’t need him..They can afford him though.
    BJ’s- too cheap…Still crying over Vernon Wells long contract
    Nat’s- Already eating Werth’s big contract
    Cubs-Maybe a decoy to drive up price by putting the rumor out there?
    I’m guessing M’s, Cubs, or my long shot, Mets.
    Just speculating guys, don’t take this too serious.
    Why or why not?

    • Onetimeaccount 4 years ago

      I’m pretty sure you named every team that you could think of off the top of your head.
      And I found it amusing you said the BlueJays were too cheap because of Vernon Wells (who isnt a BlueJay) and about six other teams, but considered the Rays to make a push.

      • Corey 4 years ago

        “Teams that wanna make a splash or need a 1st Baseman:”
        You took it too serious Sherlock.
        Let me clarify for you: The Jays are too cheap to sign him. Add that to the fact that they got burned and ridiculed on the Vernon Well’s deal, I don’t see them making that same mistake so soon as far as long contracts go.
        “Teams that wanna make a splash or need a 1st Baseman:”
        Not teams that I think are gonna make a push. 
        I simply wrote “who’s on 1st?” next to the Rays. With them being contenders the last few years, they would have more money, in theory, than say, the BJ’s.
        Here you go, if it makes you happy:
        Rays- Who’s on 1st? Too cheap

        • Onetimeaccount 4 years ago

          It’s hard to do things for fun when they dont even make sense. Why add teams that need a first baseman but cant sign Pujols to begin with?

          but yes, it does pacify me because now I think you know who they are instead of just seeing them in the playoffs.

          If you want theory, the Rays will have about 45-50m payroll, and the Jays north of 100m.
          The first two years of Puljol’s contract will equal the Rays current payroll status.

    • HARRISON ROSE 4 years ago

      I’d say maybe the Yankees, just because they’re the yankees and can afford it.

    • El_Bobo 4 years ago

      Yeah that’s some great analysis

    • Corey 4 years ago

      That’s fine guys just sit around and wait to be told what to think by Espn and all the other sports writers, heaven forbid you try to form your own opinions. It’s better “analysis” than you provided jerk.

    • Corey 4 years ago

      That’s fine guys just sit around and wait to be told what to think by Espn and all the other sports writers, heaven forbid you try to form your own opinions. It’s better “analysis” than you provided jerk.

  69. Hahahaha, “Cubs are definitely still in”.  Yea, because Albert would want to go to a rebuilding team with new owners and not even sniff the playoffs for years…..

  70. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Cubs.. I hope they offer him a 10 year in hopes to make it harder on the Cardinals and Pujols excepts it.. then what? 

    Theo: Shlt, that worked against the Yankees.. I didnt think he would actually go for it

  71. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Cubs.. I hope they offer him a 10 year in hopes to make it harder on the Cardinals and Pujols excepts it.. then what? 

    Theo: Shlt, that worked against the Yankees.. I didnt think he would actually go for it

  72. Jack Merlino 4 years ago

    Yeah, the mystery is definitely Philly.  Amaro is so often the guy behind the mystery team it’s basically become a nickname for the Phillies

  73. iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

    I hope he decides soon. I’m tired and want to go to bed.

  74. iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

    I hope he decides soon. I’m tired and want to go to bed.

  75.  40HR’s, 120 RBI’s, .300BA is worth $200 mil?  Absolute stupidity.

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

      In Pujols’ “down year,” he was still worth $22.8MM according to FanGraphs. A couple years ago he was worth over $40MM.

      To answer your question: yes.

      • smt1 4 years ago

        And if he gets 700+ HRs/3000+ hits, should pile extra revenue for his team as well.

    • Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

      In Pujols’ “down year,” he was still worth $22.8MM according to FanGraphs. A couple years ago he was worth over $40MM.

      To answer your question: yes.

  76. mickblue66 4 years ago

    They just said on ESPN that Marlin’s offer is actually 10/250 with it heavily backloaded

    • With all the crap flying around, I just don’t know what to believe anymore. 

      • mickblue66 4 years ago

        Oh I hear ya I just thought I’d share. That’s basically what’s reported on this site (other insider’s info) so just thought people might want to know. Whether it’s true, who knows?

        • Corey 4 years ago

          If this is true, as a Cub fan, I think it is time for my team to take a step back, their work here is through.

    • With all the crap flying around, I just don’t know what to believe anymore. 

    • Eddie Millhauser 4 years ago

      ITS ESPN, the worst coverage for baseball.

  77. mickblue66 4 years ago

    They just said on ESPN that Marlin’s offer is actually 10/250 with it heavily backloaded

  78. FS54 4 years ago

    I don’t care if the offer is 10 years / 400 million. Please stay with your ‘hometown’ team.

  79. DOES MIAMI NEED TO PUT A NO TRADE IN?   I meen really… the contract is backloaded, so who the heck would even trade for him in 3-4 years???   his contract IS his no trade clause!

  80. DOES MIAMI NEED TO PUT A NO TRADE IN?   I meen really… the contract is backloaded, so who the heck would even trade for him in 3-4 years???   his contract IS his no trade clause!

  81. tbell11 4 years ago

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Blue Jays are the mystery team, they have the money

  82. bobbybaseball 4 years ago

    Without a no-trade, the Fish won’t get Albert. And the Cubs offer, while the highest per-year dollar offer, is too short. So that leaves the Cardinals and this “mystery” team. I still expect him to re-sign with St. Louis.

    • iamsynecdoche 4 years ago

      I took it that the Cubs were the mystery team.

      • bobbybaseball 4 years ago

        No. They said the mystery team offered a 10-year deal. The Cubs offered 5 years and $150M.

    • DOES MIAMI NEED TO PUT A NO TRADE IN?   I meen really… the contract is
      backloaded, so who the heck would even trade for him in 3-4 years???  
      his contract IS his no trade clause!

      • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

        Vernon Wells got traded, and that deal was as bad or worse.  Teams have expressed interest in Soriano.  Silva and Bradley, two nutcases on terrible contracts, were traded (albeit, for each other).

        No contract is untradeable, unless a no-trade clause is included.

        • Eddie Millhauser 4 years ago

          But Reagins was a borderline short bus GM. No one in their right mind would trade for Wells like that other than him.

    • DOES MIAMI NEED TO PUT A NO TRADE IN?   I meen really… the contract is
      backloaded, so who the heck would even trade for him in 3-4 years???  
      his contract IS his no trade clause!

  83. NYYANKEES 4 years ago

    Rosenthal says the Angels are after Pujols

  84. MB923 4 years ago

    Rosenthal just said the Angels are in the mix

    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

      He said it could be the Angels…….or Nationals or Texas.. obviously a few people saw Rosenthal

  85. Joey E 4 years ago

    yeah i totally called the angels on page 6 :)

  86. Joey E 4 years ago

    yeah i totally called the angels on page 6 :)

  87. miamiroc 4 years ago

    If the Angles signed Pujols their payroll would surpass roughly $160 million next year.

  88. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    I think that entirely depends on the no trade clause. If he gets a full one then everything will be up to Pujols. If it’s a partial one or one that kicks in after 2-3 years then expect him to be gone within a few years.

  89. jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

    Ken_Rosenthal:
    Sources:
    #Marlins will not relent completely on no-trade for Pujols
    Compromise possible. Pujols will want significant deterrent. #MLB [via Twitter]

  90. NTC’s are somewhat meaningless nowadays.  If a player wants to go to a proven winner they’ll waive the clause and go.  Simple as that.   Veterans who know nothing about winning usually are the ones that stay put, ie Carlos Lee.

  91. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Thanks. Very telling.

  92. jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

    And if the player doesn’t want to go to a particular proven winner?  Grienke didn’t want to go to NYC.  I’ve heard players say they wanted to stay close to home or family.  Also, with the NTC, you can make sure you’re going to a proven winner.  Without it, they can trade you to the Orioles instead.

    Note: Apology to Orioles fans. Merely an example.

  93. hey dont get mad at me because your guys best hitter is whilling to walk away lol. if i were a cards fan, id see it as a blessing and say bye bye pujols. because in a year or two he is going to start his decline and all that money will be well what it is with the yankees and arod.

  94. Somebody slept in his economics class. 10/300? Ouch…heck 10/220? Ouch

  95. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    And Gabby Sanchez isnt Latin?

  96. Yes….and Gaby Sanchez is also an aberration on the shadow of the figure and celebrity Albert Pujols is.   Not that Gaby isn’t awesome and a great player, just pales in comparison to Pujols…especially to the Latin baseball fan base.

    That being said, there is an attempt here to gain BASEBALL fans by the Marlins, not the so called 12 Marlins fans family members, im talking about expanding the market to new fans, in new areas, on and off US shores…AP does this, GS does not.

  97. stl_cards16 4 years ago

    “u stfu”

    Did my teenage sister just sign up for MLBTR?

  98. gradylittle 4 years ago

    I like talking like a d-bag too, brah. 

  99. nm344 4 years ago

    Priorities!

  100. Corey 4 years ago

    This seems to be a painful truth the last few years as the Cubs watched countless top free agents slide without even offering. (Halladay would have been nice) I got a good snicker from your comment.

  101. Corey 4 years ago

    Furthermore, Pujols has shown in the past that he doesn’t like to be pressured in negotiations. The added pressure of getting a deal done quickly may hurt the Marlins chances. I stand by my original comment.

  102. TheodoreRoosevelt 4 years ago

    No chance!

  103. TheodoreRoosevelt 4 years ago

    No chance!

  104. Jose_Bautista 4 years ago

    No way.

    Rogers are bunch of cheaapos!

  105. miamiroc 4 years ago

    Big Tex would be exactly why it wouldn’t be the Yanks. They don’t need Pujols, they need pitchers.

  106. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Don’t think it’s the Yankees and don’t want it to be the Yankees. 

  107. Sports33 4 years ago

    Halladay was a FA?

  108. Sports33 4 years ago

    Halladay was a FA?

  109. Sports33 4 years ago

    Halladay was a FA?

  110. Sports33 4 years ago

    Halladay was a FA?

  111. Sports33 4 years ago

    You sir, have a bet.

  112. ExposTurnedBlue77 4 years ago

    Blue Jays are way too cheap, despite the fact Rogers is the 3rd richest owner in all of baseball, they’re damn cheap.

  113. WTF? 

  114. I’m guessing you’ve never been to Miami. Cubans, Carter, Cubans. 

  115. All Day Réy 4 years ago

    Hate to burst your bubble but…. “The Cubs are “definitely in” on Pujols still”

  116. All Day Réy 4 years ago

    Idk man, Joel Sherman tweeted it so its gotta be true.

  117. Corey 4 years ago

    Shoddy raft ride! Hilarious! Good laugh!

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