Here's the latest out of Miami, with the team potentially hitting a snag in pursuit of Buehrle (putting the team in the hunt for CJ Wilson?), speculation from Rosenthal on how much of a good fit Prince Fielder would be paired up with Mike Stanton, contract analysis on Stanton, and what appears to be a major push to get a Reyes deal done before the Mets (or any other team) can counter at the Winter Meetings next week:
Marlins pursuit of mark Buehrle hits snag; CJ Wilson Pursuit Near? - Ken Rosenthal
"The biggest obstacle to Mark Buehrle joining the Marlins is the team’s reluctance to give him a no-trade clause, according to major-league sources. The Marlins are targeting a left-handed starter on a free-agent market, and the holdup in their talks with Buehrle could intensify the club’s pursuit of C.J. Wilson, sources say."
Fish on Fielder? Well, not yet - Ken Rosenthal
"The team, however, has discussed Fielder internally and done background work on his makeup, major-league sources say — and yes, some club officials are indeed enamored of the idea of pairing Fielder, 27, with Stanton, 22."
Marlins Could Move Toward Aramis - @jaysonst
"Marlins have made so little headway w Jose Reyes, they could make push to sign Aramis Ramirez."
A Mike Stanton Extension: Possible or Not? - Steve Slowinski
"The Marlins are now committing $9 million per year into one reliever, but wouldn’t they have been better served trying to sign young slugger Mike Stanton to an extension?"
Marlins Forcing the Reyes Issue - @joecapMARLINS:
"Big question is whether Reyes wants to leave New York. But #Marlins apparently trying to force an answer today or tomorrow"
- Marlins Forcing the Reyes Issue, part 2 - @JimBowdenESPNxm
"Marlins putting an all-out press on Reyes hoping for an agreement prior to Dallas...but don't count out Mets...Reyes is the FA on the clock"
- Would Marlins Consider Posada? - @SI_JonHeyman
"posada still would like to play if he can find right job. he lives in miami and would be like #marlins if theyd consider" << I'd say, "what is this, charity?", but then:
- Marlins Sign Heath Bell to 3-Year $27M Deal - MLB Daily Dish
The Marlins have signed closer Heath Bell to a 3-year, $27 million deal pending a physical according to Jayson Stark via twitter and confirms earlier rumors we heard from several sources. Jim Bowden adds that there's a vesting option in year four.
- Oviedo and Nunez will be non-tendered by Marlins - @JimBowdenESPNxm
"Marlins plan to non-tender Oviedo/Nunez after signing Bell according to source"