The newly rich Miami Marlins offered free agent quarterback Peyton Manning a 5 year, $100 million deal to come play for their baseball franchise. Manning was released just released yesterday and cannot officially pick a destination until Tuesday at 4pm eastern. “We think Peyton would make a great addition to our club,” said President Larry Beinfest. “His ability to read the pocket, his rocket arm, plus we think he is fully healed and ready to join our club.”
This is yet another splash made by the Marlins after giving shortstop Jose Reyes 110 million (moving incumbent shortstop Hanley Ramirez to third, he was not pleased), closer Heath Bell 27 million and pitcher Mark Buehrle 58 million. Most thought Manning would sign with the Dolphins, Cardinals, or any other football team, but the Marlins have been a wild card all off season.
The team is moving Hanley Ramirez to catcher.