Left-handed pitcher Mark Buehrle and the Florida Marlins have reached a four-year, $58 million agreement after the club failed to sign Albert Pujols despite their best efforts last week.
Speaking of the teams newest acquisition Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said:
“This kid is special,” and “Very happy to have this kid. One of my favorite players.”
Buehrle played under Guillen when he was the manager of the Chicago White Sox.
Buehrle has played his entire 12-year major league career with the White Sox and leaves the team with a 161-119 winning record alongside a 3.83 ERA including a perfect game pitched in 2009.
Already included in the Marlins rotation are pitchers Josh Johnson, Anibal Sanchez, Ricky Nolasco and Chris Volstad. But the Marlins might not stop with Buehrle.
The Marlins have also reportedly offered free agent left-hander C.J. Wilson a six-year deal.
The Florida Marlins have committed $191 million to three free agents over the last four days, those deals include Buehrle, Reyes and Heath Bell.
Highlighting the teams willingness to spend money on top notch talent Guillen noted:
“We have what we want,” Guillen said. “Now, how about three more? You shoot for the moon, just in case.”
Do you think the Florida Marlins can buy their way into an MLB championship or is their formula for success still lacking?