Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/8/12

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 19: Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria watches from the seats as his team takes on the New York Yankees in game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 19, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
The Miami Marlins have been a huge disappointment in two major areas during this baseball season. They spent almost $200 million dollars on new talent off-season, and today they sit in 5th place of their Division, sixteen and a half games behind league leading Washington. Plus, attendance at their new tax-payer funded stadium has fallen far short of expectations. Now team President David Samson is telling reporters “every mistake – and there were plenty – will be examined when team executives convene with owner Jeffrey Loria following the season in October.” Samson added, Loria was “angry” – claiming the team’s biggest mistake, “overestimating the team’s talent level and believing it to be a playoff contender.” If your a Marlin fan you were hard pressed to see a familiar face when the Marlins took the field this weekend against the Nationals. Only two position players from the team’s opening night lineup – shortstop Jose Reyes and catcher John Buck – were on the field for the Marli
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