Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 4/26/13

Do you need another reason to dislike Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria? Of course you do. On Tuesday, Loria apparently overrode manager Mike Redmond and switched starting pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Jose Fernandez in Miami's doubleheader with Minnesota. Loria wanted Fernandez to start the day game and Nolasco to start the night game. Loria insisted Fernandez, the team's prized 20-year-old rookie, pitch in the first half of the doubleheader at frigid Target Field instead of the scheduled Nolasco because the day game was expected to be warmer. The temperature at Fernandez's first pitch (38 degrees) was actually colder than at the beginning of Nolasco's start (42 degrees). Rookie manager Mike Redmond delivered the news to Nolasco about 2½ hours before the first game against the Minnesota Twins, and it did not go over well with him or his teammates. Standard protocol for doubleheaders is that veterans choose which game they want to pitch. Not only did Loria ignore that and further alienate Nolasco, the Marlins' highest-paid player who has previously requested a trade, he sabotaged Redmond less than 20 games into his managerial career. This is a joke. Less than a month into Redmond's tenure as Marlins manager, he's already become Loria's puppet running the club. Nolasco, Miami's longest tenured and higher paid player, is getting disrespectced once again. Perhaps the best part of this is Loria's "warmer weather" logic, when in reality, the opposite actually ended up being true. For the record, Fernandez allowed four runs in five innings, the second straight bad start of his career, while Nolasco picked up his first win of the year for Miami in the nightcap.  It's really great that Jeffrey Loria cares so much about the team that he owns that he's fiddling with the on-field product a month into a season that's bound to be a complete disaster. You can't even use the logic behind his dismantling of the team last year to rationalize this decision. There's not one good thing on the field that could have come from Fernandez starting game one and Nolasco starting game two and finding out two and a half hours before the game. If Fernandez ended up getting hurt in the earlier start for whatever reason, the few remaining Marlins fans probably would have ended up marching on Marlins Park with pitchforks in hand once news that it was Loria's decision to swap him and Nolasco leaked out. [Yahoo] [follow]

This article first appeared on The Outside Corner and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Eli Manning: I 'deserve some criticism' for some of Giants' woes

L.A. mayor: City would have been fine with one NFL team

MLB-wide home run record falls with 12 days to spare

Top storylines heading into college football Week 4

Dolphins suspend Lawrence Timmons indefinitely

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Greg Olsen placed on IR, will miss at least eight weeks

Report: NFL official under investigation for domestic violence

Alvarez vs. Golovkin result gives boxing another black eye

Jerry Jones defends Elliott amid criticism over lack of effort

NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

RG3 fires back at Santana Moss over Mike Shanahan comments

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

The 'Not so elementary, my dear Watson' quiz

September chill hits Astros, Dodgers at worst time

College football 2017 Week 3 predictions

Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland hits historic heights while Cubs struggle

The 'Will the Indians ever lose again?' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

The 'Not so elementary, my dear Watson' quiz

September chill hits Astros, Dodgers at worst time

Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland hits historic heights while Cubs struggle

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker