Miami offered Pujols ‘hair’ more than $200 million
MIAMI — Marlins president David Samson shed some light on Friday as to why Miami withdrew its offer to Albert Pujols on Wednesday.
After Miami reached agreement with Mark Buehrle on Wednesday, the team knew it no longer was in the Alber Pujols Sweepstakes.
Samson said the Marlins’ offer to Pujols was “a hair” more than $200 million for 10 years. It was believed to be $210 million.
Samson briefly addressed the pursuit of Pujols on Friday after the club announced the signing of Buehrle to a four-year, $58 million contract.
A report in USA Today said the Marlins presented Pujols with a bid of $275 million over 10 years.
“We withdrew our offer after we were able to secure Mark Buehrle,” Samson said. “We had a feeling the whole time that it [signing Pujols] was not going to work. As the week progressed, we went to where we were comfortable, and clearly it was nowhere near what he eventually got from Los Angeles.”
— Joe Frisaro