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Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:36 am
Edited on: December 6, 2011 12:08 pm
 


By Matt Snyder


DALLAS -- Could Albert Pujols seriously be taking his talents to South Beach? The Miami Marlins have grown optimistic on landing the superstar first baseman, CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler has learned. Monday night, Scott Miller reported that the Marlins had increased their offer to Pujols. Knobler and Miller have learned the Marlins new offer to Pujols is for 10 years, but the dollars are not yet known.

Rumors have been flying like mad here at the Winter Meetings with Pujols. His agent, Dan Lozano, met with the Marlins, Cardinals and Cubs Monday. Of course, Cubs president Theo Epstein said he was meeting with Lozano in regards to pitcher Rodrigo Lopez, not Pujols -- feel free to believe him whatever you wish here.

Hot Stove Season
Some more: Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune says that this situation will be decided within "the next 36 hours" because the Cardinals need to know if they still have Pujols. On the other hand, a source indicated to CBSSports.com that this isn't necessarily the case. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Cubs have submitted an offer to Pujols, but MLB.com's Carrie Muskat said that isn't true. Derrick Gould of the Post-Dispatch reports the Cardinals don't believe they'll get a chance to match an offer, should Pujols get one from a different team he wants to accept.

Also, a 10-year deal is menacing. He's 31 years old, so that seems a bit much, but it more than shows how serious the Marlins are in landing the St. Louis star.

Pujols is the best player in baseball. He's been in the league for 11 seasons. He's won three MVPs and finished in the top five in voting 10 times. The one year he didn't finish in the top five, he finished ninth. He leads all active players in career batting average, slugging percentage and OPS, while having already accrued 445 home runs.

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Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

No hate here. All love. I love to see Miami spend all of their money and Lose. I mean i fricking love it. 


See I am from Dallas. Remember that game six last year? Yeah that one where Bosh fell to his knees crying. OMG I loved it. It literally made my smile for a month because I knew dudes like you were suffering.

All Love here!!   

      



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

It's so funny to hear these ridiculous Marlin "fans" run off at the mouth. And I use the word "fan" loosely. In what other baseball stadium in America can you sit directly behind either dug out for $60 a ticket? Where else can you sit in the first row of the outfield, for $10 a ticket. Yeh, Miami is the center of the sports universe. Marlins games are so empty my 1 year old daughter actually FELL ASLEEP during a game -- true story. She was out like a light, sound asleep at 8pm, without me rocking her or anything. Even an ifant knows what a snooze fest Marlins games were. There's more people at the opening round of the Little League World Series. I love this city, but it is what it is. It's all show and extremely fake. Before Lebron came, Heat games were like an open run at the local gym, now everyone's a die-hard. They partied before the season and after the 1st round of the Playoffs -- only to watch the Mavs party on their court and later at their night club.  


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:04 pm
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Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

This is how I break it down 300/10. First four great productive seasons at 40 million a piece, then dropping 5 millions season after season and the last two seasons of the contract at 15 millions each. If Howard and Texeira are making 25 and 23 millions. Pujols should make at least 40 million a year.



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

 

 

Keep on bringing the hate haters.  We already use to it with Dwyane Wade, LeBron, Bosh.  Now possibly Reyes, Hanley and Pujols?!    Another 3 kings for Miami?!  Miami is the capital of sports in USA.  Yea baby.


You don't watch sports that often, do ya?



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

Has any baseball player been this coveted in the offseason? I love the drama as a baseball fan. The Cardinals would be smart to bluff a bit to drive up the price of Pujols (for probably the Marlins to sign). The Cards will also be fine next year. Probably not World Series fine, but fine enough to be playoff contenders and run with their young talent. And the Marlins can have fun paying Pujols upwards of $250 Million over the next 10 years and pray that none of their pricy assets get injured.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

Keep on bringing the hate haters.  We already use to it with Dwyane Wade, LeBron, Bosh.  Now possibly Reyes, Hanley and Pujols?!    Another 3 kings for Miami?!  Miami is the capital of sports in USA.  Yea baby.




Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

..."THE DECISION II"...

This time it's Albert Pujols.  Joining Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh in the new wave of superstars who love the idea of living and retiring in sunny South Florida and taking their talents to South Beach.  Everyone in Cleveland, St. Louis, or where ever the hell you're from stop crying and join the party.  You too would love to live down here too where is always a party and you always get that vacation feeling everyday @ 5pm when you get out of work. 




Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

I am die hard Cardinals fan...so let Pujols go. He has gotten more and more cocky over the years. Watching his home runs longer each time at the plate. He is slowing down and getting injury prone. I would rather see the Cardinals go after Carlos Pena. He would be alot cheaper and just as productive with the HR's and RBI's. Seems like players revive themselves in St. Louis.

I love to see Cardinals fans finally turning against Pujols when they are seeing they might not get him back.  Now he has going from the perfect gentleman and greatest player ever to a cocky, ego manicac, who is injury prone!  Wow, I love to see the homers turn on their heros, as soon as he won't bend over and take it for St. Louis!  If the Cardinals would have reworked his contract to be identical with Holliday's when they signed Holiday this would not even be an issue, but the front office was busy figuring out how to keep money from Pujols and now he is going to leave to get that money.  The best part is if St. Louis resigns him you will be changing your tune and singing his praises again the very next day!

As far as Carlos Pena being as good as Albert, you are a complete fool.  Pena has had 1 year in his whole career that matched up to Albert's average year.  As a Cub fan please sign Carlos, with our terrible pitching staff we could stand to face some batters with .200 BA.  Good luck finding a replacement for the man who singal handedly made St. Louis a dangerous team every year.




Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Marlins optimistic on signing Albert Pujols

Maybe Al is thinking, take the money, get the long deal, & when the Marlins are ready to blow this thing up in 3-5yrs (as per recent history) waive the no trade clause go to the Yankees or Sox & win multiple rings. Ok at least have a chance at winning more rings.


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