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Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Posted on: November 11, 2011 11:31 pm
 
Jeffrey LoriaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

If Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has his way, he'll have some new names to put in the team's new uniforms.

After Friday's unveiling of their new uniforms, Loria confirmed that the Marlins have extended offers to free agents Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle.

"We're looking at everyone," Loria told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. "We want to make this team as special as we can and we would be foolish not to entertain the possibilities of some of these players. It's just one of those things that mean you're going forward. We've had our hands tied for a long time. With this new stadium we want to step into a new light."

Loria wouldn't give specifics, but said the Marlins are "being very aggressive."

Asked specifically about the meeting with Pujols on Friday, Loria said it went well.

"He's terrific. I can only tell you he loved the stadium," Loria said. "He liked being here. He loves the flavor of Miami as I do and everybody else here does. And we are hopeful that some of these deals will happen."

There have been reports that the Marlins could afford to sign all three free agents.

"There are absolutely no limits to try and see what can be done," Loria said.

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Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

marlins are ruining baseball!!!
Since you are a Yankees fan I am assuming that this is sarcasm. Even after signing those three guys, they would probably be around 100 million under the Yankees in early payroll.



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Who does this guy think He is ,

     . . . .    LOL




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Did the Marlins change their name to the Yankees Phillies! Wow!



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

We've all seen this before.  The Marlins buy a damn good team, make a deep run or win a WS, and then they sell the players off to the highest bidder for prospects.  I hope these guys get no-trades so the Marlins have to pay them for the life of their deals...



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:21 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Best team money can buy!  Like a kid in a candy store who just found a $100 dollar bill, Loria just can't wait to spend the money.  No matter if the money is right, the player is right, or the chemistry is right... just go out and make a bunch of big offers and see what "sticks to the wall".  Unbelievable! 



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Did the Marlins change their name to the Yankees! Wow!



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Strictly in terms of baseball and competitiveness, it is a good thing when small market teams with a history of spending lightly decide to finally up their payroll. Competition, and that's what this is, is a good thing.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

marlins are ruining baseball!!!



Since: Jul 1, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

huge following... they cant even fill the front row!



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Who in their right mind would not want to go to Miami?  ITS MIAMI!...Their is huge Latino following in Miami so with the acquisition of their new coach, it seems like Marlin Mgmt are going to play with the same deck of cards that the Mets were using when Minaya was in NY.  The difference however is that Latino players who were not born in this country and have played 35 degree baseball games in Ny and Boston (and any place north of orlando) will give Miami a lot of thought because of the year round temperatures.  Miami will be relevant this year...


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