MILWAUKEE -- They're still the new Marlins. The offers are still out there.
The stadium is still new.
And the fact that none of those big offers have yet been accepted?
Hey, none of those big-name free agents has yet signed anywhere else, either.
"I don't feel pressure to do anything -- ever," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said as he left baseball's owners meetings Thursday. "But it's a new environment."
In this new environment, the Marlins can bid on Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and others, and even get them to Miami on recruiting visits. They're still considered a longshot on signing Pujols, but may even be the favorite at this point for Reyes.
One complication with signing Reyes would be that incumbent shortstop Hanley Ramirez would need to move to third base. The Miami Herald reported this week that Ramirez isn't thrilled with the idea, but Loria insisted it won't be a problem.
"He's a wonderful team guy," Loria said.
Remember, new Marlins, new environment.
In Loria's mind, new environment and new stadium are related.
Asked Thursday if it was a big step that big-name free agents have visited the Marlins, he was quick with his answer.
"I think all you have to do is go to Miami and look at the ballpark, and you wouldn't ask that," he said.
As for whether he thinks the Marlins will sign Reyes, Pujols or any of the others, Loria simply said: "I don't know, we'll wait and see."