Last week, I posted: On a positive note, in which I mentioned the Marlins meeting with Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes. And then on that big Friday for the Fish, I posted: Marlins will meet with Pujols. That night, news came out from Ken Rosenthal on MLB Network that Miami offered contracts of “substantial” amounts to both Reyes and Pujols.
Now we have one answer to the lingering questions in our minds regarding the actual substance of those offers. Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro reported today that Rosenthal and John Paul Morosi announced the offer to Reyes was worth $90 million over six years. If Reyes choses to play for Ozzie Guillen in Miami, which he has expressed interest in doing, he would become the highest-paid player in Marlins history.
To be determined later: What will happen to Hanley Ramirez? Last week, Hanley stated, “I consider myself the shortstop.” Ramirez would likely move to third base if Reyes is signed.
In addition to Pujols, Miami has reportedly made offers to both Buehrle and pitcher Ryan Madson.