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11-16-2012, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by kanuck87 View Post
You don't seem to grasp the magnitude of these moves.
I do, actually. I see the Marlins as a team that didnt generate the revenue they thought bringing in a bunch of high priced free agents would bring, coupled with a brand new stadium that had a huge aquarium, and a big mouthed manager who is past his due date in terms of intelligence. So, instead of sticking with that model, they, for the umpteenth time, decided to blow it up and rebuild. They, like any responsable business, have a bottom line and are sticking with it instead of losing money. Thats good business no matter what anybody thinks. Trim the fat instead of going under.
Originally Posted by kanuck87 View Post
And no matter how many more wins these moves gives the Jays, the fact is that they improved their team. How long should they wait for the Yankees and Sox to stop spending, or for the Orioles/Rays young teams to start getting old? Your view that it's not the right time to start being competitive, but when is the right time????? Under your perspective, they shouldn't even bother at all. They mind as well relocate to the west.
It remains to be seen just how improved the Jays actually are. Nobody can predict the future. Now, if you are saying on paper they are improved, then congrats, they sure are. But then, you can go as far as, on paper, financially, the Marlins are improved with this trade also considering they have reduced their payroll to under 20 million. Thats the one thing many here have a hard time understanding.
Originally Posted by kanuck87 View Post
A team tries to win, and you criticize them. Another team purposely tanks, and you laud them. I hope that's not the way you would run your own business, because under most if not nearly every other situation, ruining your product into the ground is the worst way to run a business.
Being responsible isnt running a team into the ground. Its being smart enough to realise that if you arent making the type of money you thought you would while spending alot of money, then, to rectify the situation, you get rid of all those contracts and start over.

This isnt the first time this has happened to the Marlins. That area obviously isnt a baseball town and Loria, no matter what stupid moves he makes, shouldnt be blasted for protecting his investment. If Marlin fans are out raged, then maybe they should have gone to a few more games here and there if this latest incarnation of the Marlins was something they wanted to get behind.

Blame Loria, but also blame the local fanbase too.

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