Ken Rosenthal just tweeted that the Marlins are being extremely aggresive and will meet with Buehrle on Tuesday, Reyes on Wednesday, and Cespedes on Thursday (twitter). They're not screwin' around, eh?
Let's catch up with the rest of the division rumors:
Miami Marlins among suitors lining up for Jose Reyes - NY Daily News
"Reyes is only at the beginning of what everyone involved expects will be an extended process. With other prime free agents Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols also on the market (and Miami reportedly interested in both), Reyes might have to wait until his value becomes clear."
Can The Washington Nationals Find A Starter And Center Fielder On International Market? Yu Darvish, Yoenis Cespedes Rumors. - Federal Baseball
"The Nats seem to think they can compete with the NL East elite this season, and adding two inexperienced (in terms of MLB competition) players to an already-young roster might not be the thing that gets them to the next level. Then again, the two players being talked about are 25 and 26, respectively, and coming off record-setting seasons in their respective leagues..."
Madson Talks Pick Up - Todd Zolecki
"Ruben Amaro Jr. does not discuss contract negotiations, but he said Saturday he cannot afford to be patient and let the free agency process drag deep into the winter. If that happens and Rollins and Madson ultimately sign elsewhere, they could find themselves without suitable replacements."
Report: Phillies have talks with Papelbon - WEEI
"Papelbon, who saved 31 games for the Red Sox in '11, is just about three months younger than Madson (both born in 1980). The Sox reliever went 4-1 with a 2.94 ERA in 63 games in his sixth season closing game for Boston."
Phillies close to re-signing closer Madson? - Ken Rosenthal
"One major-league source said Monday night that the Phillies were working hard to keep Madson and possibly nearing an agreement."
Report: Mets plan to tender Pagan - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
"That means the Mets likely will shop him before the non-tender deadline. And, while the report stated the Mets plan to tender Pagan a contract otherwise, that conceivably could be posturing so that the Mets don't lose all leverage in pursuing a trade."
Source -- Florida Marlins have 'reached out' to Jose Reyes - ESPN New York
The Florida Marlins are interested in bringing free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes to South Florida, which would push Hanley Ramirez to another position, a team official told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.
Florida Marlins taking a hard look, source says, at hot prospect from Cuba, center fielder Yoenis Cespedes
The Marlins have identified their first major off-season target - a five-tool center fielder who defected from Cuba this summer - and they're going all out to get him.