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Reported Pujols, Reyes offers were inflated

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08:21 AM ET 11.17 | So much for the $300-plus million the Marlins were going to spend on a pair of free agents. Anytime agents are involved, salary figures have a tendency to get inflated, and such appears to be a case with a couple of reported offers involving the Marlins. Am hearing now that the six-year, $90 million deal the Marlins reportedly offered to shortstop Jose Reyes is slightly inflated and that the nine-year, $225 million deal the team supposedly offered to Albert Pujols is greatly inflated. Don't know the exact figures yet, but I do know that the offer to Pujols was for less than $200 million -- which means it could be anywhere from zero to $199 million. Stay tuned.

The Miami Herald

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November 17, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Nope, not surprised at all

November 17, 2011  08:57 AM ET

The Marlins now look like barking chihuahuas that don't bite.

November 17, 2011  09:19 AM ET

I also like to test drive expensive sports cars that I have no intention of buying

November 17, 2011  09:23 AM ET

I guess Florida oops sorry Miami is really banking on the whole Latina connection in Miami in order to land any of these guys.... lets see nightlife, hot women in bikinis, beaches..or an extra $10 million a year hmmm what would you do.....

November 17, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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I also like to test drive expensive sports cars that I have no intention of buying

Yeah but do you make an offer on them? *grin*

November 17, 2011  09:35 AM ET
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Yeah but do you make an offer on them? *grin*

Sure I do. However I badly underbid so as to waste everyone's time, much as the Marlins are doing.

November 17, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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I guess Florida oops sorry Miami is really banking on the whole Latina connection

We've seen how well that works in NY wit Omar Minaya. Besides, I bet 25% of all 4 marlins fans are non-latin.

November 17, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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We've seen how well that works in NY wit Omar Minaya. Besides, I bet 25% of all 4 marlins fans are non-latin.

Not talking about the team or the fans who show up at the park ...talking about the Miami environment as a whole....South Beach is quite well populated by Latinos ...kind of like a home away from home for guys like Pujols and Reyes...and thats a huge selling point for the Marlins...IMHO

November 17, 2011  09:47 AM ET

The Marlins will have a bigger fan base next season. Don't know that they will sell out each night though. As to the latin market, I have live in MIA and about 70-80% of everyone is latino. NY is more mixed.

November 17, 2011  09:48 AM ET
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Not talking about the team or the fans who show up at the park ...talking about the Miami environment as a whole....South Beach is quite well populated by Latinos ...kind of like a home away from home for guys like Pujols and Reyes...and thats a huge selling point for the Marlins...IMHO

Exactly

November 17, 2011  09:51 AM ET
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South Beach is quite well populated by Latinos ...kind of like a home away from home for guys like Pujols and Reyes...and thats a huge selling point for the Marlins...IMHO

An even bigger selling point is the fattest most obscene contract that is put on the table

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November 17, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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An even bigger selling point is the fattest most obscene contract that is put on the table

According to this thread it's not that large of a contract....so do you want the money or do you want to be able to live with your peers in your kind of environment....

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