The St. Louis Cardinals seemed to be in the driver's seat on the Albert Pujols Sweepstakes when the Miami Marlins suddenly dropped out Wednesday, but then the Los Angeles Angels and another "mystery team" made competitive offers to the slugger.
According to USA Today, the offer to Pujols from the Angels is for 10 years and "at least $210 million."
Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown reports that the Marlins are "expected to make a run at Prince Fielder" now that the team has given up on getting Pujols to join the wave of free agents moving to South Florida.
The Chicago Cubs have also been in contact with the agent for Pujols, Dan Lozano, "but industry speculation was they were simply hoping to drive up the price for their NL Central rivals," Brown reports.
UPDATE: The Angels ended up winning in the Pujols Sweepstakes, signing him to a 10-year, $250 million-plus offer.
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