The Winter Meetings are less than 48 hours old, and already the Marlins have introduced Heath Bell as their new closer and signed Jose Reyes as their new shortstop. They’re the making the biggest splash in Dallas, and they might not be done.
The Marlins are said to be in full pursuit of Albert Pujols, essentially making this a two-team race between the Marlins and Cardinals (with the Cubs possibly still in that mix somewhere).
With a new stadium, a new name and a small payroll, the Marlins are clearly the most aggressive team out there right now. They’re the anti-Yankees, except the roles are the exact opposite of what we’ve come to expect in recent years.