The team formally known as the Florida Marlins is now officially part of the city they have represented for 19 seasons.
The Miami Marlins will open up the 2012 season in their well deserved new home, led by new skipper Ozzie Guillen, who is sure to spice things up all on his own.
Well, Guillen might have a lot to look forward too, as the latest news swirling Miami is that owner Jeffrey Loria is only just getting started.
The latest from MLB Trade Rumors is that the Marlins played host earlier this week to both Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes. And Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins made “substantial offers” to both superstars.
Also, Jon Heyman of SI tweeted that Guillen has also attempted to entice newly free agent Mark Buehrle, who pitched for him with the Chicago White Sox, to make a move south too. Buehrle also made a personal visit to Miami and according to Heyman got an offer too.
Don’t forget that Heyman and Rosenthal did confirm a few weeks ago that CC Sabathia was definitely opting out of his New York Yankees contract, and as we know that did not happen. So Marlin fans, wherever you are, please take this with a grain of salt.
Still, things do look to heading in the right direction, as Loria seems willing to shell out a lot of dough to make sure his new Marlins have a surefire shot to win. As his actions scream just that so far this off-season.
Wow…. could 2012 be the year of the Marlins?
You are darn right it could be, Phillies fans beware.
- Miami Marlins Officially Unveil New Uniforms, Logo (tracking.si.com)
- Albert Pujols To Visit Marlins: AP Source (huffingtonpost.com)
- You: Miami Marlins Logo: Marlins’ New Look Makes Them Worst Dressed Team in MLB (bleacherreport.com)
- Hartnett: Marlins Building Super Team Starting With Jose Reyes? (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- New-look Miami Marlins make colorful splash (mlb.mlb.com)
- Free agent Pujols to visit Marlins (nypost.com)
- Free-agent 1B Pujols receives offer from Marlins (espn.go.com)