Found November 14, 2012 on
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I’d hate to be a Florida Marlin fan right now. They sit there for almost 10 years watching players being traded, management complaining about lack of funds, and management complaining about the stadium. There were threats to move the team.
But finally there was a new stadium, and a new hope that the team would bring in free agents and compete.
Let’s go back a few weeks first.
Heath Bell, who was vocal about manger Ozzie Guillen, gets shipped out of Miami. He was one of 3 big free agent pick ups last off-season that gave fans hope. His season didn’t turn out as expected, blowing saves often early in the season. He was demoted from the closer role and butted heads with the egotistcal Guillen. The Marlins paid $8M to send him away and received an upper-marginal prospect in return.
It would be foreshadowing of things to come.
Days later Ozzie Guillen was fired. It’s puzzling; not because he didn’t deserve it, but because they just traded the player he was having issue...
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The Marlins have been highly criticized in the wake of their mega-trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, and perhaps rightfully so.
It’s the team’s third firesale in its 20-year franchise history, and second under current owner Jeffrey Loria, who secured about 80 percent public funds for the team’s new ballpark which opened in 2012 — a cost which could rise to about $2.4 billion...
The Miami Marlins’ blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays has been the cause of much outrage, and most of it has focused on Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Obviously, the next step of that outrage is to animate it.
The good folks over at Next Media Animations got right on that, as the Taiwanese animation of the deal certainly lives up to expectations. In it, Loria is shown destroying...
Fear not, I've found the Marlins' silver lining.
It will be clear to everyone if this is the first step in Jeffrey Loria's exit strategy, the first step toward him selling the team.
I know how the Marlins will spin their 12-player blockbuster with the Blue Jays -- they're getting big prospects, huge salary relief, a chance to start over. Again.
Not good enough...
Following the latest despicable Miami Marlins trade, I am holding nothing back this time in ripping owner Jeffrey Loria. I am not one to say I told you so, but… Actually, wait. I am one to say that. I have said it before, I will say it again, although I am sick of repeating the same thing over and over again.
Jeffrey Loria is the worst owner in all of professional sports. The Miami...
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...
Who knew the Marlins had such passionate fans? The stadium is always empty so it came as quite a shock that so many Marlins bros were pissed off after yesterday’s blockbuster trade. Owner Jeffrey Loria caught the brunt of the anger and hate, including numerous death and rape wishes. Really? All this over a washed up Mark Buehrle? An overpaid, injury prone Jose Reyes?
One bro, ...
If you didn’t see enough of it last night as the news initially broke, you’re going to see plenty of columns, editorials and fiery rants today about how Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is a scumbag because he is willingly killing his second baseball franchise because he’s horrible at what he does. And many of them will be great – I like this effort by Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan...
Those dastardly Taiwanese animators are at it again. In their crosshairs, The Florida Miami Marlins (and former Montreal Expos) owner Jeffery Loria. In the high quality animation, Loria is shown to be a dastardly devil out of the Snively Whiplash mold, and is labeled to be worse that Frank McCourt. What more, Loria is shown giving the Expos [...]
(Eds: With AP Photos. Recasts 22nd paragraph to clarify that $34 million is projected figure, and correct that A's payroll was $59.5 last season.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist People in Miami had begun to wise up about the time their new baseball stadium was being completed and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria wanted them to shell out $10,980 for some wine so he and his buddies...
A year ago, the Marlins signed a bunch of free agents to long term contracts that were backloaded in salary and didn’t include no-trade clauses. At the time of the deals, many skeptics suggested that the organization’s past history and the structure of these deals suggested that the entire spending spree was a mirage designed to fool the city of Miami into thinking that they...
Major league owners descended on Chicago on Wednesday while the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays worked on a blockbuster trade with implications for the rest of the sport.
It looked as if the owners and baseball executives were interested in hearing more about the deal, even if they didn't want to talk about it just yet
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria strolled by a group of...
The Miami Marlins disgrace to baseball continues. Two reports have surfaced that the Marlins are unloading even more of their talent. First, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Marlins are letting teams know that "virtually everyone" is available.
Then, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports just reported that the Marlins are close to sending the Marlins' best...