Status of free-agent superstars as Winter Meetings get underway
DALLAS -- With the ultra-aggressive Marlins agreeing to terms with the multitalented Jose Reyes on a $106-million, six-year deal that establishes them as a major winter player, the first superstar is off the board. So where do the rest of the superstars and stars stand now as the Winter Meetings officially begin? Here's an update:
The Cubs have talked to Pujols, but it's harder to see how he fits them, beyond hurting their main rival, the Cardinals. But Pujols' home, his charity and his legacy remain in St. Louis. It will be hurt leaving the Cardinals but moreso if he goes to the Cubs. The Rangers haven't been connected to Pujols yet but have been known to make late bids, as they did last year when they signed Adrian Beltre.