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11-13-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Bozak View Post
people will rip the marlins but really they couldn't even get 70 wins last year with a huge pay roll... they gave up zero assets for Burhlhe and Reyes... just money. There only really giving up Johnson here... Its like when we gave up Rios a few years ago and the new york media ripped us for giving away one of our best players for free (he wasn't one of our best players) its not that we didn't want Rios its just the timing wasn't right. The timing wasn't right for the marlins so they got out of a bad situation... The timing for us is perfect. Playoffs are in grasp now we just gotta hope they can get it done.
People aren't ripping the Marlins for what they got, they got a lot of value in this deal. It's that last year they got a brand new, publicly funded stadium, and preached to their fans that they would be big spenders with the money they're getting from rev-sharing. Now their payroll is going to be under $25-million next year, they'll struggle to win 50 games, and have completely alienated their fanbase.

Imagine if this winter the Jays built a $500-million stadium with taxpayer money, then went and traded Bautista, Romero, JPA, Morrow and Yunel for guys who were far from the majors, and then for good measure, went and traded Edwin for a less than desirable package...How would Jays fans feel?

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