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11-16-2012, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Martini View Post
You have to look at this from the Marlins perspective, their goal was to get rid of those contracts, the talent that came with was just gravy considering they know they will be bad for the next few years.
How much deeper into perspective do you want to look into? Loria pretty much destroyed baseball in that city. They are never going to forgive him for swindling them out of a ballpark, then pulling the plug on the team so early in the season. More importantly, the team will never get anymore attractive free agents, no matter how much money is thrown at them. The team will likely never be good again, and Loria will blame it on the fans, and he'll say it with a straight face.

You just can't put the Marlins on the winners list due to the circumstances involved. Just because they did what they wanted to do, doesnt mean they did it well. They tore the team apart on no reasonable grounds. It doesn't matter if the team came in last. If Loria was serious about competing, he would keep trying, but we probably all gave him too much credit.

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