Marlins Offer $200 Million, 10-Year Contract to Pujols

6 years 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, December 06 2011 Dec 6, 2011 Tuesday, December 06, 2011 8:02:00 PM CST December 06, 2011 in Baseball
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins are making a serious run for the No. 1 free agent on the market Albert Pujols. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria confirmed the team made a offer on Tuesday worth $200 million for 10 years for the three-time NL MVP.

It's still unclear if the first baseman is heading south for sure. The St. Louis Cardinals say they have also submitted a new offer Tuesday to keep Pujols.

"I know the ownership group is putting their best foot forward and trying to do everything that they can to make this possible," said new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. "I also know it's a complicated decision on both sides. There's a lot going on, a lot that I'm not even involved in, but I think it's clear to say that St. Louis Cardinals would love to have Albert, and we'll see how it all plays out."

So far this offseason the Marlins have signed shortstop Jose Reyes for $106 million for six years and closer Heath Bell for $27 million for three years.

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