Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/12

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 19: Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria watches from the seats as his team takes on the New York Yankees in game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 19, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria doesn't care if he's taking heat for the huge 12-player deal between his team and the Toronto Blue Jays. "We finished in last place. Figure it out," Loria told CBSSports.com on Wednesday as he headed for the Major League Baseball owners meetings in Chicago. Loria was both defiant and almost confrontational in his brief exchange with the media. Another question that drew his ire was whether Tuesday night's trade was a precursor of him possibly selling the Marlins. To that, Loria chirped, "Absolutely not. That's more stupidity." Some observers, particularly in the media, believe Tuesday's trade was the key component of a virtual fire sale, something that Loria scoffed at. Having opened a publicly funded ballpark prior to the ill-fated 2012 season -- and then undergoing a terrible 69-93 campaign that saw the Marlins draw far fewer fans than expected to their new state-of-the-art complex -- and already having jettisoned manager Ozzie Guillen a...
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