Albert Pujols Rumors: Miami Marlins Expect Answer Tuesday Night

After a rather uneventful Monday, the Winter Meetings have been full of drama today. The Miami Marlins are in the midst of making one final push to sign Albert Pujols, and it appears that news should come out sometime tonight on where Pujols will go.

If you’re just catching up on the action, here are the major rumors that came out this afternoon:

  • The Marlins have supposedly offered Pujols a deal in the 10 year, $220 million range. That would match the Cardinals’ original deal in terms of AAV, but with an extra year tacked on.
  • There are conflicting reports on if the Marlins will or will not be willing to include a no-trade clause in a contract for Pujols. They have stated in the past that they will not use them for any player, but there were rumblings this afternoon that they might be willing to bend for Pujols.
  • The Marlins have met with the Commissioner’s Office tonight about their offer to Pujols, as it’s supposedly a “creative” contract. There’s no word on what’s so unique about it, but people were speculating that it could be anything from deferred money to creative financing to a stake in ownership. In short, who knows?

As of 8:30pm, the Marlins and Pujols had been in a meeting for the past half hour. This thing is coming down to the wire, folks, so keep your eye on Twitter tonight.

For breaking news on Albert Pujols’ situation, follow SB Nation Tampa Bay on Twitter.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.