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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: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

The Marlins are going to have to throw HUGE money at Pujols and demolish the Cardinals offer, for Pujols to leave St. Louis.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:32 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

300/10 is what he deserves... he is the face of a team like no other for the last 15 years. Only Jeter can compare to him as far as being great in and out of the field. What this guy can contribute to a team is as great as the runs he can create and the titles they can win. The stadium would be at full capacity every day, plus you would have a "for sure" hall of famer playing greatly for the following 5 or 6 years and then the remaining years he'd still be batting .300 even though not hitting 30+ homers.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:17 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

IF PUJOLS DOESNT WANT TO SIGN I WISH WE WOULD UPGRADE WITH BUEHRLE - ROLLINS.......STL WOULD HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THIS. CRAIG AND BERKMAN ARE FINE...GET IT DONE OR LET HIM GO...STL HAS 11 WORLD SERIES TITLES......WE CAN GET ANOTHER ONE THIS COMING SEASON



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 6:01 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

*Jack Clark. Greg Jeffries...........Pujols would be a fool to leave the Cards, but if he did.......the Redbirds would be the immediate favs for Prince Fielder. The left-handed bat would give the World Champs some much-needed balance anyway.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:16 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

pujols would be a fool to even consider the cubs. Look at the surrounding cast on the marlins. hanley ramirez, reyes, stanton, etc, noone close to that talent on the cubs. Pujols will resign w the cards period... Unless Ozzie has a trick up his sleeve?



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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:15 pm
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Since: Oct 3, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

THIS COULD BE JUST WHAT THE CUBS NEED TO GET BACK TO THE WORLD SERIES AFTER SOMETHING LIKE 56 YEARS & 103 SINCE THEY WON ONE



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

I am all for the Cubs going after Pujols for a shorter contract with huge numbers.  He has always hit well in wrigley and you know that he hits well most other places.  I think he'd be good for the team as a defender and a hitter.  Just no 7-9 year deals!




Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:03 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

agreed...no more sorianos please



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 10:16 am
 

Marlins, Cubs to make runs at Albert Pujols

I'd have to figure the Cards are given the opportunity to match any offer.  Fact is, Pujols and the Cards are the perfect fit.  He'd not be under as much pressure to live up to the contract as he would be for the Marlins or Cubs.  He's an icon in St Louis and they'd be fools not to bring him back, regardless of the cost.


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