Sources (ESPN, CBSSports) are reporting that the Marlins are hoping to have a deal in place with this Winter's big prize by the end of the night. There's also discussion of a third team entering the race (the Cubs, but for less years and less money).
Stay tuned, because this could truly shake things up in the Phillies backyard.
What do you think? If the Marlins sign Pujols, do they become the favorite in the NL East? The NL? My first reaction was yes, at least in the NL East. But, if Josh Johnson is dealing with an achy shoulder for any point of the season, that may well neutralize their big bat(s).
Let's not forget about the Nats either...