Thursday, December 8, 2011
The LA Angels just pulled a Marlo Stanfield and signed Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson out from under the Marlins (Whitlock'd). Wilson got 5 years for $77.55 million, while Pujols got 10 years for $250 million.
The Marlins offered Wilson an extra year for a total of almost $100 million, but he wanted to play close to his home in California. Seems like a lot to pay for a guy who has two years of a starter under his belt.
As for Albert, I'm mildly relieved the Fish won't be paying him $20+ million when he's in his early 40s and can't DH.
Even so, the Marlins come home from the winter meetings with Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Heath Bell in tow. They still have a shot at signing Prince Fielder (though the beat writers are adamantly shouting that the team has no interest in Prince). For what it's worth, if Prince signs with the Fish I will gladly share my dynamite recipe for Swiss chard.