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The Marlins and owner Jeffrey Loria were already on baseball’s hot seat, and the veritable fish tank’s water may soon get even hotter.
Back in 2009 and 2010 the Major League Baseball Players Association was very unhappy with the Marlins. In the days of revenue sharing among MLB teams, the Marlins, by all outward appearances, had continued to pocket that money rather than spend it where it was required to be spent — on improving the on-field product.
So, the Marlins signed a three-year agreement with the MLBPA in January of 2010 in which the franchise would have its finances monitored.
“In response to our concerns that revenue-sharing proceeds have not been used as required, the Marlins have assured the union and the commissioner’s office that they plan to use such proceeds to increase player payroll annually as they move toward the opening of their new ballpark,” MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner said in a statement at the time.
Well, would you care to guess specifically when ...
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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...
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...
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 [...]
Days after trading star shortstop Jose Reyes and standout pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays for a slew of prospects, the city of Miami remains wrongly outraged at Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria for conducting yet … Continue reading →
(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...
It’s Friday, baby! Go out and drink something! (Ice water for me!)
Weirdest hair I’ve ever seen.
A good breakdown on how devious Jeffrey Loria is.
Drunk Vikings fan. Industrious, creative.
St Louis, Minnesota – If you hadn’t heard, the NHL’s new strategy is to not negotiate anymore. So screw you, NHL.
Kansas 69, Chattanooga 55 – Kansas struggled earlier...
The biggest news this week was not Cubs-related. The Miami Marlins, one year after splurging on marquee free agents and opening up their new stadium, underwent a major fire sale with the Toronto Blue Jays. The trade is expected to be completed by Monday, but in the meantime, nobody wanted to talk to Jeffrey Loria (who is the Devil), the National League Central and West divisions...
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...
We all knew that the Toronto Blue Jays annexing the Miami Marlins was morally despicable on the part of Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, but we expected it to go through. Now, could the commissioner of Major League Baseball Bud Selig put a stop to it? According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the trade is now "under review" by Selig.
Nightengale also added, "Selig...
Morrison is wild, talented, and is my pick to bring to Philly. Photo: AP
This week, you have seen Eric, Pat, and Corey unveil their offseason plans for the Phillies, which have included Nick Swisher, Peter Bourjos, Denard Span, and others. I’m a little bit of a Wild Card compared to the rest of the gang – somewhere in between “Vice President Biden with a live microphone”...
“Pick up my guitar and pray, just like yesterday, and I get on my knees and pray that we don’t get fooled again.” The Who’s “Don’t Get Fooled Again
Being last often has it downsides. Everyone has gotten a bite at the apple including our very own Rob Kelley. Quite frankly, he has been critical of the organization all the way down the line, so I allowed him the first punch...