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11-13-2012, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by NJDevs26 View Post
How that guy was allowed to own a SECOND team after sandbagging Montreal was beyond me, but you get what you deserve when you go into bed with rats.
MLB wanted leverage over the players negotiated during labor negotiations and didn't lock them out. So they threatened to contract and to do so needed to buy a team to legitimately threaten it. So MLB awung a 3 way deal, the league would buy the Expos, Loria got Florida and John Henry (who owned the Marlins) got the Red Sox.

That three way inside deal is a black mark on baseball.

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