It’s like an incarnation of Invasion of the Body Snatchers when talking about the new Miami Marlins.
The Florida Marlins, who officially became the Miami Marlins this week, are undergoing many changes this offseason, and they appear ready to take on even more.
With a new stadium, a new manager, new uniforms and a new logo, the new Miami Marlins appear to want to look pretty new on the field as well. This week, they have already wooed free agents Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle, and MLB.com’s Matt Leach reports that the cream of the free agent crop, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, will visit Miami as well, possibly as early as Saturday.
These are your new Miami Marlins, ready to take on the world and spend money like it’s going out of style.
Wait, a minute, we’re talking about the Marlins here, right?
The same Marlins that have decimated their team twice after winning World Series championships, and who have been at or near the bottom of payroll spending for the better part of the last decade?
Well, we did say things were new in Miami.
Owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Sampson certainly appear ready to take on the change, and it no doubt has everything to do with wanting to make a big splash in their inaugural season at their brand-spanking-new stadium.
Signing Albert Pujols would certainly give them that splash.
Here are 10 reasons why the Miami Marlins should throw everything they have at Albert Pujols.