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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: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

I'm a life long Braves fan but I love the idea.  I get to see Pujols more often though.  Seems as though St Louis had the Braves number with him.  I don't think Miami will have the same luck (remember, Wade, Bosh, and James).



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Reyes will end up in Miami. I'm a 30 year mets fan but fact is by the time the mets are even decent ,Reyes would be ready for his next new deal. The mets and the fans now will find out what it feels like to have your top players leave because of money. It's reallly a shame that a NYteam can't even keep there home grown stars, should never happen in amarket this large. Shame on the Wilpons for allowing the NY Mets to have to let Jose Reyes walk.



Since: Jun 18, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Marlins try to sign Pujols, Reyes, and Buehrle.


Marlins miss out on all three, as none wish to take their talents to South Beach.     Of course Pujols loved it down there, it's Miami.  Instead of spending every dollar they have now, they should give it three to four years to build a more solid and consistent fan base.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

How do the Marlins suddenly have so much money after decades of tossing nickels around like manhole covers?
New stadium, new image and they're trying to capitalize on the failure of the Dolphins and lockout of the Heat in the Miami sports market. They need a shiney new big name free agent to drum up interest.



Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

How do the Marlins suddenly have so much money after decades of tossing nickels around like manhole covers?



Since: Jun 8, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Loria's stock just rose with me.  I thought we were in for another dump of players with the new stadium opening in 2012 like they would do after each of the 2 world series wins getting a penny fr every dollar of talent we had.  Losing Beckett and Miggy still kills me so getting Pujols would justify finally having strong core for those of us who endured the Charie Hough Opening Day game in 1993. Bring on Pujols I say and let's offer him private villa in Century Village as deferred compensation.




Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

The Marlins are nothing like the Jays. Miami is hot, has a crazy nightlife and is closer to home for most of these players, not to mention they all cosider it a different country even if the team is MLB. If you were rich, famous, and single it would be hard to turn down Miami. That being said, I'd rather play for T.O.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:58 am
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

Loria will spend tons, the team will still suck because there will be no chemistry, then Loria will dump his high priced talent (trades for prospects)because no one shows up to games and he's losing millions............have you heard this story before??



Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:11 am
 

Loria confirms offers to Pujols, Reyes, Buehrle

He looks like John Belushi here. "I'm a zit... Get it?"


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Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 10:45 am
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