Originally Posted by Santo Alcala
I pray they sign Pujols, Buehrle AND Reyes. They won't win anything in that division, and it will render the rest of the National League a lot more interesting to boot. People will still be finding better things to do in August in Miami than attending Marlins games, and their front office will be scrambling to find ways draw more senior citizens and welfare recipients to meaningless ballgames.
The problem with Florida is that it is a saturated market. Saturating it even more is not the answer.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. The Marlins were 9 games under .500 last year without those 3 guys in a year where the team went through some growing pains. If they were to add those 3, I think they jump past the Braves and compete with the Phillies. The Phillies are getting old(er) fast and I expect the pitching in Philly to be weaker this year while the offense continues to decline (unless they are active in the free agent market). I don't see the Phillies winning 100+ games again next year.