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11-14-2012, 11:01 AM
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I completely agree with you. This is doing more damage to the organization than they realize...and to baseball as a whole. They used public funding to get a new stadium and you think other cities wont use the Marlins as an example and say, "they sold off all their good players 1 yr after getting a new stadium...no public funds for you, team X, since you'll do the same thing." Im surprised more owners arent calling the league offices and saying to Selig, you gotta get this Loria guy to sell that franchise and get someone else in Miami.
I'm really surprised that Loria has kept the team anyway. Why not just sell the team if you're just gonna keep having fire sales and cant afford the payroll? Of course now he just devalued his asset and the team isnt worth quiet as much. But a team with Reyes, a happy Stanton, a bunch of young prospects still and a few vets sprinkled in would have been worth more than a team that dealt off all that salary just to save a few bucks down the road. Now I fear that we're stuck with Loria because he wont want to sell until he gets a better deal if he were to sell the franchise.
Olney said that the Marlins are going to go back to being a small budget team, and try to build the team the way they did in the past. Beinfest said the same thing, so you throw all those lines about how they are going to spend, spend, spend, out the window. Loria is going to bank a lot of money from revenue sharing, tv deals, etc., and the fans are going to pay for it because of the product on the field. Selig wont even step in and deny this trade, so you know he wont step in and call for new ownership.
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