Originally written on 85% Sports  |  Last updated 10/22/14
Although it sucks, I have no problem with the Marlins/Blue Jays trade…in theory.  I believe that every team has the right to run its organization as it wishes.  If they want to spend as much as possible and but every championship, that is okay.  If they always want to be at the bottom of the payroll scale and play out each season, I am okay with that also.  If a team is winning, the revenues will increase and more money can be spent.  If a team is losing, the revenue stream will run dry.  However, what the Marlins did to the people of Miami is reprehensible. The stadium was completed in March 2012.  The initial cost of the stadium was expected to be $525 million.  Initially, the Marlins would contribute $155 million, Miami-Dade County would contribute $347 million and the City of Miami would contribute $23 million.  The City of Miami was also supposed to pay for the Orange Bowl demolition and the building of parking garages ($104 million). After a variety of lawsuits and votes from ...
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