Baseball’s Biggest Star Might Actually Sign With The Miami Marlins

Billy Albert Pujols

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The Miami Marlins have already added free agents Jose Reyes and Heath Bell, and now they are pushing hard for baseball’s biggest free agent, Albert Pujols.According to Jon Heyman of, the Marlins latest offer to Pujols is for 10 years, the same length as Alex Rodriguez’ record-breaking $275 million contract. That is a lot of years for a team that thinks Pujols is lying about his age (31).

The Marlins previous offer was worth close to $200 million over nine years. Last winter, Pujols rejected a nine-year, $195 million offer from the Cardinals. The three-time MVP reportedly was looking for a 10-year deal worth $230 million. However, the length of the deal was not as important to Pujols as the average annual value of the deal.

If the Marlins do land Pujols, their payroll will break $100 million in 2012. That is a lot of art deco for a team that has never had a payroll north of $60 million.