Baseball news has slowed down as the annual GM Meeting is happening in Milwaukee this week, but that hasn't kept the Miami Marlins from staying active. They have already made contract offers to Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols, and according to the Miami Herald, they have met with starter Mark Buehrle for the second time in a week and offered him a contract:
But we know that the Marlins spoke again with Jeff Berry, the agent for lefty Mark Buehrle.
Buehrle hasn't grabbed headlines the way Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols have for the Marlins, who have offered contracts to all three. But the Marlins, who have made it clear that their priority this offseason is pitching, are making a strong push for Buehrle. (Clark Spencer, Miami Herald)
There's been no word on how much the Marlins offered Buehrle, but he does appear to be one of their key priorities. While Buehrle is one of the top free agent pitchers available this season, the Marlins are lucking out that he has flown under the radar for the most part. The Yankees are focusing on C.J. Wilson instead, so the only other teams that have expressed interest in Buehrle so far are the Cubs, White Sox, Nationals, and Diamondbacks. To this point, though, none of those teams has been as aggressive as the Marlins.
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