Found November 21, 2012 on NESN.com:
All eyes will be on the Marlins’ finances moving forward. After the club came under fire for slashing payroll –– that went from $112 million to $36 million for next season –– Major League Baseball’s Players Association plans to monitor the club to ensure they are following baseball’s regulations. “We understand and we’re not surprised at the commissioner’s decision to approve the trade,” union head Michael Weiner announced recently. “We’ll be monitoring the Marlins for compliance with the Basic Agreement throughout the 2013 season.” The Marlins convinced the city of Miami to fund the construction of the team’s new stadium, which opened up last year. In the process, ownership re-branded the Marlins and promised the revenue gained from would be used to lure star players. Last offseason, the Marlins stuck to that promise, hiring manager Ozzie Guillen and signing shortstop Jose Reyes, pitcher Mark Buehrle and closer Heath Bell to lucrative contracts. One year later, all four are gone
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