Marlins To Sign Mark Buehrle

The Marlins' heavy offseason spending continued today, as they agreed to sign lefty Mark Buehrle to a four-year, $58MM deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  The durable lefty will head to the National League for the first time in his career to bolster Miami's rotation.  Buehrle, who spent his entire career with the White Sox after being drafted in the 38th round in 1998, follows former Sox manager Ozzie Guillen to Miami.  This offseason, the Marlins have shocked baseball by committing $191MM to Buehrle, Jose Reyes, and Heath Bell in preparation of the opening of their new stadium next year.

Buehrle

The contract represents a slight bump from Buehrle's previous deal.  He's represented by Jeff Berry of CAA Sports.  Buehrle, 32, has been remarkably consistent, pitching at least 201 innings in every season since 2001.  Buehrle has a pitch-to-contact style, as his 5.1 career strikeout rate attests, and his career ERA is 3.83.  He joins Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez, and Ricky Nolasco in what could be an excellent Marlins rotation.

The Nationals were the other finalist for Buehrle, reportedly offering three years and $42-45MM.  The Rangers also topped out at three years.  In addition to Buehrle, the Marlins had been bidding on C.J. Wilson.  Buehrle was quickly priced out of the White Sox' range, and they'll get a supplemental draft pick for losing the fan favorite.

MLBTR writers Steve Adams and Zach Links correctly predicted in November that Buehrle would sign with the Marlins.  Check out our free agent prediction contest leaderboard here.

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279 Comments on "Marlins To Sign Mark Buehrle"


DamonNormohammadi
3 years 8 months ago

overpaid for a guy who can be good and incosistent

shysox
3 years 8 months ago

what

diesel2410
3 years 8 months ago

Uh what????? Made no sense

But definitely an overpay for a guy who isn’t an ace

3 years 8 months ago

On what planet is Mark Buehrle inconsistent?!?! He’s about as consistent as they come! 200+ IP every year since 2001 is inconsistent?

RVANatsMama
3 years 8 months ago

WTF

3 years 8 months ago

I feel like the Marlins are reversing the old “can he pitch?” Brian Cashman joke into a “Does he want a massive deal? Yes?  Okay, sign him.”

3 years 8 months ago

Sheesh it’s raining money down in Miami.

diesel2410
3 years 8 months ago

Where’s Lil Wayne??? Is it Jose Reyes in disguise?

3 years 8 months ago

No, believe it not Jose Reyes can actually speak a bit of English

diesel2410
3 years 8 months ago

LOL! Touche

3 years 8 months ago

Hideous, will be the word i use to describe this

3 years 8 months ago

The pathetic Nationals can only sign Jayson Werth,haha

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

I think Wilson signs with the Nats soon.

3 years 8 months ago

Wilson i think will be playing for the Angels.The Nats will battle my Mets for fourth place for the next couple of years

3 years 8 months ago

I think the nats will still be battling it out for 2nd or 3rd. they still have Strasburg and Zimmerman and Lannon are getting better every year. and with their line-up as soon as Harper comes up will still be pretty scary. Mets on the other hand, doubt they can even beat a jv baseball team. now that team needs to just pack it up and move. and after they ship out Davis there will be only one good player left on that team. and their pitching dont get me started there lol, aside from pelfrey and niese the rest suck! they need to get rid of Santana. maybe the twins will give you guys back what you gave them for santana lol….or maybe not

NatsTown
3 years 8 months ago

You clearly do not know enough about baseball to be posting on this site

Blue387
3 years 8 months ago

I hope the Marlins acquire A.J. Burnett while they’re spending like crazy.

He can be their ace.

3 years 8 months ago

he pitched ok in florida, wouldnt be surprised if he did again lol

MDonaldGrantstomb
3 years 8 months ago

a bargain compared to Atlanta’s signing of Derek Lowe 4 years ago

3 years 8 months ago

Its the same deal.  4 years for about 15 million a season.  Buehrle is the most overrated “ace” in baseball.  He is basically a left handed Derek Lowe.  

3 years 8 months ago

He is younger though, and Lowe’s deal didn’t start off bad, although everyone expected the tail end to get ugly.

LA
3 years 8 months ago

Florida is where retired people hang out. How are they actually going to fill the arena?

Who has the answers?
3 years 8 months ago

easily , because they moved the stadium from ft laudrdale / boca raton area INTO THE HEART OF A YOUNG, BASEBALL LOVING AREA OF MIAMI..Now instead of driving an hour to watch one game i can take the bus and be there in 10 mins MAX..BTW the MARLINS HAVE BEEN THE SECOND MOST WATCHED TEAM IN RECENT YEARS…YOUR PROB FROM SOME WHERE THAT THERE ISNT MUCH TO DO SO YOU GO TO WASHINGTON GAMES EVEN THOUGH THEIR FAN BASE SUCKS AND (NO BODY WANTS TO WATCH  THEM PLAY)..or a team similar..DONT HATE MIAMI IS TAKING  OVER EVERY SPORT,,IT MUST SUCK TO HAVE JEAULOUSY RUN THROUGH YOU VEINS WHEN YOUR IN 30 degree weather and were down here in the low 70’s going to the beach whenever we want…..MARLINS WINNING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE 2012…watch and see cold one watch and see…BTW I KNOW TONS OF PEOPLE WITH SEASON TICKETS ALREADY (before REYES) …SORRY we’ll have to take the yankies out again because you know clevland isnt making it anywhere…….

sensimilla5446
3 years 8 months ago

no way theyre the second most watched team. prove that. post some evidence

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 8 months ago

Wow.

Devern Hansack
3 years 8 months ago

Buehrle will be fantastic in such a cavernous park. Man, the Marlins are going to be great this year.

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

Vince Young has dubbed them, “The Dream Team”

Devern Hansack
3 years 8 months ago

Cue Buehrle, Reyes, and Hanley (now that it’s reported that he’s staying put) walking out to fireworks and fanfare. They then guarantee “not 7″ championships.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

thats good for everyone else

proof2006
3 years 8 months ago

Since we know how the park plays already.

Devern Hansack
3 years 8 months ago

Well, the field dimensions are almost identical, so there’s that.

jhfdssdaf
3 years 8 months ago

Unfortunately, he’s a ground ball pitcher.  Gotta hope most of the ground balls go to the RIGHT side of the infield.

Fstuffup
3 years 8 months ago

Ya cause reyes sucks at d…

BrocNessMonster
3 years 8 months ago

So the stadium that hasn’t hosted any games is a pitcher’s park?

Mikey Roederer
3 years 8 months ago

Holy Crap Batman…I dont think anyone thought he would get 58M

Leonard Washington
3 years 8 months ago

He probably shouldn’t have. Thats insane.

3 years 8 months ago

welp, this means Albert back in STL

3 years 8 months ago

This is madness…

THIS… IS… MIAMI!!!!

BVHjays
3 years 8 months ago

$191M spent for the Marlins.

HobokenMetsFan
3 years 8 months ago

amazing isnt it? Now the big question is whats the over/under on years all of these guys stay marlins. I bet in 2-3 years they look to ship most of these players out when the luster of their new stadium goes away and the fanbase continues their usual “not caring about the marlins” routine

adameb
3 years 8 months ago

That long eh?  I figured they’d trade whoever fared worst in spring training before the season even started for some prospects, and then the other 2 at the deadline for more prospects or cheap controllable players.

nycub
3 years 8 months ago

Did the Marlins run into some mafia deal out there? Is Marc Anthony somehow involved!? What is going on

fisk72
fisk72
3 years 8 months ago

They’ve been pocketing their luxury tax $$ for several years in anticipation of this.

blu167
3 years 8 months ago

ugh .. i was hoping the nats would get him :[

3 years 8 months ago

Now everyone watch the White Sox become the old Marlins. 

rsanchez1
3 years 8 months ago

Or the second Cubs.

3 years 8 months ago

The ones that won 2 World Series Championships? I’m sure the ChiSox wouldn’t mind that at all.

(Coming from a Ray’s fan)

NiceGamePrettyBoy
3 years 8 months ago

Wow. Really surprised Buehrle would go to such a joke of a franchise. Guess it’s hard to say no to 4/58 though.

Nik
3 years 8 months ago

Joke? Loria may be but the team has won 2 World Series and has a great 2012 ahead

NiceGamePrettyBoy
3 years 8 months ago

Fair point. Guess for that money he’ll sign knowing he’ll probabky be traded halfway through the deal

jhfdssdaf
3 years 8 months ago

The Cubs have also won 2 World Series, so it may not be much of an accomplishment….

Oh, wait…

3 years 8 months ago

That joke of a franchise you talk about has won 2 world championships in 15 years

Tko11
Tko11
3 years 8 months ago

Haterrr alert

3 years 8 months ago

Marlins have as many World Series wins in the last 14 years as both Chicago teams have in the last 100.

foxtown
3 years 8 months ago

That is patently false.

3 years 8 months ago

Well as many as the White Sox have in the last 100, It’s been 103 for the Cubs. I don’t mean to diss the Cubs though, what other franchise on the planet can say we had people that fought at Gettysburg and in the Civil War that saw us win our last championship?

EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

The Marlins have actually never lost a playoff series so when they do make the playoffs they do win.

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

Its going to be like the Heat or the Phillies.. they will make it to the Playoffs and everyone will put the pressure on them and expect them to win annnnnnnnnnnd… CHoKE

LA
3 years 8 months ago

How many years til they trade this players? over and under 3?

chemteck29
3 years 8 months ago

under!

shysox
3 years 8 months ago

Definitely a NTC in his contract.

3 years 8 months ago

Nope. Marlins do not give out no trade clauses

BrocNessMonster
3 years 8 months ago

The Fish don’t give out NTCs.

3 years 8 months ago

their gone if they win the world series in 2012 lol. just like the last championship teams lol

3 years 8 months ago

lol this joke is so funny and original lol

Tko11
Tko11
3 years 8 months ago

What?

LA
3 years 8 months ago

They have a good team and win a world series and then they trade. Again have a good team and win a world series and the following year they trade there stars.

3 years 8 months ago

exactly.. luckily for them they didnt sign pujols to that monsterous contract cause that would be one contract that owuld be hard to move lol.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

If you build it, they will come!

bigpat
3 years 8 months ago

 And they will also go…

jhfdssdaf
3 years 8 months ago

Guess this means Pujols is returning to the Cards.

BaseballFanatic0707
3 years 8 months ago

Overpay much?

coldgoldenfalstaff
3 years 8 months ago

Nope. Buehrle only got a $.5M raise.

A bit disappointed that the Sox didn’t match on that little of a raise…

Clayton Lott
3 years 8 months ago

Hopefully this means they’re out of the race for Wilson?  C’mon Halos, seal the deal!

3 years 8 months ago

Possibly, but if the Marlins are out on both Pujols and Fielder, they might still go after CJ

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

I think CJ goes to the Nats, and Fielder to the Marlins. Bye Bye Mets.

HobokenMetsFan
3 years 8 months ago

Bye bye mets? where were they going in the first place?

3 years 8 months ago

not first place lol. they should just sit at home during the season and let the minor leaguers try to show what they got. prob fair better lol win more games haha

TVReviewsion
3 years 8 months ago

Marlins?  More like Morelins! Get…get it? Because more? Like more free agents? And money.  Or Marlolins. Because laugh out loud bad.

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 8 months ago

Just stop. Turrible (Charles Barkley voice).

shysox
3 years 8 months ago

Cleveland Brown

Tko11
Tko11
3 years 8 months ago

Barbra Streisand