Perhaps the Miami Marlins (sounds weird to say) are moving on from their Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle! (any Christmas Story fans? Too early?) They now appear to be moving toward solidifying their rotation. Is this a negotiating ploy? Possibly. If they walk away from the table now...presuming Pujols can see them walking away over the mounds of cash they've piled up...it's a smart move on their part. Their interest now seems to be aimed squarely at either Mark Buehrle and/or C.J. Wilson. Whoever shows the most interest back will presumably get the cheese. If only dating worked like that.
Regardless, the N.L. East is the place to be this off season, and how that will bode for the Phils remains to be seen.
Lest we forget that Pujols' agent also represents J-Roll, so presumably once this drama concludes, we can turn our attention back to our middle infield...and our corner infielders...and an outfielder...and maybe a reliever or two.