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.
The Miami baseball market is a bit of enigma. The Marlins were playing in the football stadium, with little or no public transportation and nothing to do pre and post-game. In August it rains here. Every day. If you lived in South Miami, it was 1-2 hour drive.
The new stadium, where the old Orange Bowl used to be, is much closer to downtown (and Jackson Memorial Hospital, in case someone gets hurt). It has a roof. Supposedly its a better fit.
We'll know if it worked in a couple of years once the novelty wears off.
As for Pujols, he's staying in St Louis.