SEC probes and baffling aesthetic choices aside, the Miami Marlins really do deserve credit for keeping good on their promise of upping their payroll and making the team a serious contender. A day after adding prized shortstop Jose Reyes, ESPN is reporting that the Fish have made a 10-year contract offer to Albert Pujols, the best first baseman the league has to offer. Update: The deal may be worth more than $200 million.
Although the exact terms have not been revealed, it would likely be a monster contract. Word is Pujols would like to be the highest paid first baseman in the league, if not close to it.
Though, unlike with Reyes, the Marlins may have serious competition. The Chicago Cubs have also reportedly made an offer to the three time NL MVP, and the St. Louis Cardinals would like to resign their star. Whether they're ready to cough up the money remains to be seen.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.