Originally Posted by Santo Alcala
The problem with Florida is that it is a saturated market. Saturating it even more is not the answer.
This is why I have said the Marlins would be a player for Pujols:
1. High Latino influence in Miami. Culturally, it makes sense.
2. New ballpark opening. They will need someone other than Ozzie Guillen to sell tickets.
3. Mostly young lineup, adding Pujols provides stable veteran leadership for the young players to learn from. The last time the Marlins added a veteran player that turned them around was Ivan Rodriguez, and that worked out pretty well.
4. The Heat have the Big Three in LeBron, Wade, and Bosh. The Dolphins are in a prime position to have Andrew Luck, the top QB prospect since Peyton Manning, fill a major void the Dolphins haven't had since Dan Marino. The Marlins have to do something to keep pace, or they will be on the back section of the Miami Herald.