Albert Pujols Not Signing With Miami Marlins, Says Report

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.

Wednesday, the situation has shifted. The Marlins signed Mark Buehrle. Buzz has reportedly grown that Pujols will re-sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. And now we have this, from Jerry Crasnick:

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.