Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/12
Fear not, I've found the Marlins' silver lining. It will be clear to everyone if this is the first step in Jeffrey Loria's exit strategy, the first step toward him selling the team. I know how the Marlins will spin their 12-player blockbuster with the Blue Jays -- they're getting big prospects, huge salary relief, a chance to start over. Again. Not good enough. Not this time. Not anymore. This deal, even if it works out for the Marlins, is a violation of the public trust. I'd say that commissioner Bud Selig should invoke his "best interest of baseball" powers to nullify the blockbuster. But frankly, the best interests of baseball would be better served if the deal led to Loria's demise. I want to know how Loria can face the people of South Florida, the taxpayers who subsidized 70 percent of his $515 million ballpark in Miami. I want to know how he will market his team to free agents after trading three that he signed for a combined $191 million only a year ago. I want to k...
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