Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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. After the Marlins finished last in the National League East in 2012, Miami’s brass fired Guillen, traded Bell to Arizona and shipped Reyes, Buehrle and Josh Johnson –– along with others –– to Toronto. There have also been concerns that Marlins ownership hasn’t used the revenue-sharing money to improve their clubs. So on the heels of the fire sale, Weiner will scrutinize the team’s strategy for 2013 and beyond. “Clearly there is no compliance issue,” Weiner said. “They were compliant in 2012 based on their payroll and what their revenue-sharing status was.”
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.