So this week in particular has been pretty active, especially for the Marlins. Heath Bell, Mark Buehrle (rumored) and Jose Reyes already, talking to CJ Wilson and possibly Prince Fielder still, it could be a killer team in south Florida next year. There are still other big names out there, too, like Rollins, Aramis for Men, Beltran, etc.
I've said elsewhere, and I'll say it here - I love Albert Pujols. But if it's going to take 10 years and $220M to keep him in St. Louis, I think it's time to cut the cord. He'll be 32 before reporting to...wherever...for spring training. That means at the end of the 2021 season he'll be 41, almost 42. Unless you think the DH is coming to the NL (which it might, with continuous interleague play coming in 2013 when the Astros move to the ALw) he's NOT going to be useful at that age. He's already got chronic heel and elbow issues (though after his surgery a while back he might be OK with the arm finally). Best hitter of his time? Absolutely. Still best hitter (and worthy of "best hitter" money) at age 38-41? Probably not.
How is your favorite team shaping up?
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