Found February 24, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
PLAYERS: Jeffrey Loria
TEAMS: Miami Marlins
In Sunday's edition of the Miami Herald, Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria took out a full page ad and wrote an open letter to Marlins fans. Upon reading the letter, it proves to me that Loria still has no idea what the hell he's doing running the team. Go ahead and give that letter to the left a click to enlarge it. In the letter, Loria claims "acquiring high-priced talent just didn't work", so he completely punted on that strategy after one season to go with the homegrown approach. Loria of course mentions Miami's farm system being ranked fifth in baseball (on which ranking system, I'm not sure), and MLB Network ranking six of their prospects in the top 100, while also failing to mention that prospects are inherently lottery tickets and one blown out shoulder can end a career. A strong farm system is great and all, but the Royals had the best farm system EVERRRRRR a couple of seasons ago, and haven't finished at .500 since 2003. Next up. Lori...
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