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Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:23 am
Edited on: December 5, 2011 12:25 am
 
Albert PujolsBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Marlins' signing of Jose Reyes was hardly a shock -- it appeared from the start they'd offer him the largest contract, they did and now he'll be modeling the new Miami uniforms. But the Marlins may not be done, as ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports the team is expected to make "an aggressive run at (Albert) Pujols."

Pujols has already visited Miami, but the offer he received was reportedly less than the nine-year, $198-million offer the Cardinals offered Pujols last winter. However, the Marlins increased their initial offer to Reyes and could do the same for Pujols.

Hot Stove Season

According to Stark, the way the Marlins' $106 million deal is structured, the team could still afford to add Pujols or another top free agent. The Marlins are scheduled to meet with Pujols' agent Dan Lozano on Monday or Tuesday. The Cardinals are scheduled to meet with Lozano on Monday in Dallas.

Another team that could have an interest in Pujols is the Cubs, CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler tweeted. Other teams seem to believe the Cubs are interested in signing the first baseman, but would dangle a shorter contract with a higher average salary than what the Cardinals are offering.

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Comments

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:47 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

I'm for the Cubs offering more per year if they could in turn get him for 5 years max. He is great now, but I dont want them to risk being on the hook 7 or 8 years from when he finally starts declining and be stuck paying 28 to 30 million a year!



Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:25 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

Cubs need to man up !!!!!


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