It hasn't been a good week for the Miami Marlins here at The Outside Corner.
Some might argue that we've been picking on them, between our End of Season Post-Mortem and Hope for the Hopeless articles featuring the Marlins. But those were entirely based on timing, with Miami becoming officially eliminated from playoff consideration this week. Going into Friday's play, the Marlins have the worst record in the National League (and second-worst in MLB) at 52-86.
Marlins fans were already having a rough enough time just being Marlins fans. The team's owner is Jeffrey Loria, arguably the most despised person in baseball. Loria assured this season's last-place finish by trading nearly all of his good players — including shortstop Jose Reyes and pitcher Josh Johnson — to the Toronto Blue Jays over the winter. That was after Miami taxpayers paid 80 percent of the $634 million cost for Marlins Park.
But now the Marlins have pissed off Miami native Jonathan Vi...