Albert Pujols Coming to Marlins, According to Celebrity Rehab Patient Doc Gooden

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Are the Marlins about to go on a free agent spending spree that would make the Heat blush? Doc Gooden, the slightly disgraced former pitching star who appeared on the fifth season of Celebrity Rehab, reports (apparently exclusively) on his Twitter that Albert Pujols, one of the best players in the game, could be taking his talents to Little Havana if he doesn't get resigned by the St. Louis Cardinals. That's apparently all it takes to get the sports world buzzing.

Here's the tweet:

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Regardless of Gooden's status as a non-journalist, the speculative rumors of a Pujols-to-Miami deal have been brought up before. The Palm Beach Post and The Sun-Sentinel have both speculated about the possibility in the past few weeks. ESPN, while reporting that the Marlins could shake their image as payroll penny pinchers, says the team wouldn't rule it out.

Of course, the Marlin's payroll was just shy of $57 million this year. Pujols would demand a salary that would be equal to about a third of that. We've all heard rumors and promises that the Fish would up their payroll when they move into their new home, but this would be a giant move. Though, is it the best move to plunk all that extra salary money down on a single player? Well, we'll have to wait and see if it even happens.

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Johnsonz
Johnsonz

Pujols wants to win which means he is not going to marlins

seep
seep

The fish would possibly recoup his salary in tickets and TV revenue.  I'd come to more games if I could see a line-up of Hanley, Stanton and Pujols (in that order) and teams would definitely stop pitching around Stanton.

Fernie B
Fernie B

Now, to the essence of the article. No way in hell. A-Rod Would make more sense and now it's not gonna happen either. They might go for Alex rios or Bautista or some token latino, but nobody like A-rod or pujols.

Anon
Anon

payroll penny pitchers? wtf is that? did you mean payroll penny pinchers? kyle, dude, 'sup with your spelling errors? seems like every single blog article you write has one.

Fernie B
Fernie B

1997 begs to differ.. that team was STACKED... and people only started to show up during September. they wont have back-to-back-to back sellouts til the yanks or sox come to town

Fernie B
Fernie B

what are you a grammar nazi? It's a blog not the New Yorker

Anon
Anon

it is a matter of professionalism, fernie. i am not one to slight an error here and there, it happens to us all. but a constant flow of errors bespeaks the talents of the writer and is a sure indicator as how this publication manages its blogs.

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