Spring training offers players, coaches, fans and management a chance to see where their respective franchises could be headed, providing glimpses of the future with prospects or seeing how established stars show up and get to work.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, perhaps feeling the rejuvenating properties of spring, penned a letter to fans, a letter that appeared as an ad in the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post newspapers.
Loria addresses possible fan concerns about the team's roster, Marlins Park, the team's financial situation, as well communication between the team and the fans.
Here is the full letter:
LETTER TO OUR FANS
It's no secret that last season was not our best actually it was one of our worst. In large part, our performance on the field stunk and something needed to be done. As a result of some bold moves, many grabbed hold of our tough yet necessary decision only to unleash a vicious cycle of negativity. As the owner of the ballclub, the buck...