The lucrative offer that was reportedly proposed to Albert Pujols by the Miami Marlins was worth less than $200 million, according to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post. Earlier rumors that the club had offered the three-time Most Valuable Player a $225 million deal now appear to be untrue.
The Marlins have been active so far in the offseason as part of their re-branding effort. The team, who moves into a new stadium next season, has reportedly also made lucrative offers to free-agents Jose Reyes, Mark Burhle, and Ryan Madson, and have met with the agents of C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt.
Pujols has re-engaged with the St. Louis Cardinals, according to reports, after having previously broken off negotiation talks at a self-imposed Feb. 16 deadline. The Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, and Washington Nationals are also believed to be in the market for Pujols.