MLB Free Agency Open Thread
Things got off to a roaring start yesterday with the newly-christened Miami Marlins making a big splash by reportedly agreeing to terms with shortstop Jose Reyes. Now the question is, will they be able to lure Albert Pujols to South Beach to create a baseball triumvirate (along with Hanley Ramirez) to match their NBA counterpart, the Heat?
The Marlins also officially announced the signing of closer Heath Bell to a three-year, $27 million deal.
In other free agent news today, Jerry Hairston signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Dodgers and the Twins resigned closer Matt Capps to a one-year deal.
Some of the other big fish (pun intended) left on the market are obviously Pujols, CJ Wilson, Prince Fielder and Mark Buehrle. It will also be interesting to see if the enigmatic Manny Ramirez gets another chance in the Majors and whether Japanese hurler Yu Darvish makes the trek across the Pacific.