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Marlins Meet With C.J. Wilson's Agent, Plan To Sign Every Free Agent

Per Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Florida Miami Marlins met with Bob Garber, C.J. Wilson's agent, on Tuesday night. As Morosi notes, Garber also represents free agent starter Roy Oswalt as well, but it's likely that Miami officials were discussing Wilson, as the Marlins are seemingly hellbent on making a big splash this winter.

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This report comes just a few days after the Marlins hosted free agent Albert Pujols, on the same weekend the Marlins unveiled their new logo and uniforms, complete with an appearance by Pitbull. It's been reported that the Marlins offered Pujols a nine year deal, all the while trying to sign free agent shortstop Jose Reyes as well. And now you can add Wilson and/or Oswalt's name to the fray.

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It's pretty astonishing what a new logo and new stadium will do to a franchise. Suddenly after years of penny pinching, the Marlins are out to sign every possible free agent. It's a pretty sound strategy. Apparently they magically found a few hundred million dollars laying around and figured it would be easy to reign in Pujols, Wilson and others. Don't be surprised if the Marlins try to bring Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Old Hoss Radbourn out of retirement this winter as well.

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I would take all reports about the Marlins signing anybody with a grain of salt, and would be much more concerned with Wilson signing with the Angels than anybody else. While the Angels would be handicapped financially by signing Wilson, they would definitely boast one of, if not the, best starting staff in baseball. 

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