Tuesday, the Miami Marlins went nuts for Albert Pujols. They offered him ten years, and they expected an answer by the end of the night. The Miami Marlins forced us all to consider the possibility that Albert Pujols could sign with and play for the Miami Marlins.
Agent Dan Lozano has called the #Marlins and told them they are out on Pujols, says source
Source says Pujols continues to negotiate with clubs other than #Cardinals. But Albert will not be going to Florida.
This is just an unconfirmed rumor right now, but earlier Wednesday the Marlins appeared to be turning their attention away from Pujols, so it would make sense. The Marlins put out their best offer, and if it isn't good enough, it isn't good enough. The Marlins wanted a quick resolution, and that's what they got.
Just because the Marlins seem to have fallen short on Pujols, though, doesn't mean we can pretend like this whole pursuit never happened. Let it never be forgotten that, in the midst of a coke-fueled offseason, the Marlins came close to signing Albert flipping Pujols to a ten-year contract.
So if this report is true, the Marlins will look at other dudes. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will stand as favorites to sign Pujols, although they are not entirely without competition.