As the Marlins set their sights on the future, a new ballpark, a new manager, a new name, a new logo and look, you can guarantee they will be one of the front runners to land super star Prince Fielder.
The 27 year old slugger reportedly turned down a contract extension with the Brewers worth about $100 million over five seasons. And it was quite apparent observing his demeanor following the NLCS loss to the Cardinals that his time in Milwaukee was up.
Fielder is just what the new look Miami Marlins need to help revamp this fan base and you can bet President David Samson will do everything in his power to bring Prince Fielder back to his home state of Florida.
It's time for a change.
The Marlins know it. The entire baseball world knows it.
"With our payroll going up, we have a chance to put together a team at a payroll level we don't currently have," team president David Samson told Rumblings. "And that could involve anything -- trades, free agents or a combination of both."
Adding Fielder to the young crop of talent currently in Miami such as Mike Stanton, Josh Johnson, Hanley Ramirez and Logan Morrison could set this franchise up to be a contender for many years to come.
Rumors have it Miami will be one of the top spenders come winter this off-season.