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Don’t Believe the Hype Surrounding the Marlins

When it comes to the Miami Marlins, the nails-on-chalkboard irritation of clichés unavoidably follows, whether they are positive or (overwhelmingly) negative. However, this year, following their big trades and free agent signings, let’s go in a different direction and use songs rather than the tried and true formula to prove a point about this organization. “Won’t Get Fooled...
Via Baseball Essential
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Signing Stanton could boost Loria's image

MIAMI (AP) By agreeing to pay Giancarlo Stanton $325 million over the next 13 years, Jeffrey Loria gets to keep one of baseball's premier sluggers in the Miami Marlins lineup. Whether that deal comes with some goodwill remains to be seen. Widely vilified for many of his decisions and rarely if ever outwardly bothered by the disdain so many openly direct his way, the Marlins' owner...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Anyone Really Be Worth More Than $300 Million?

Okay, we all know the big news, Giancarlo Stanton has broke all records by signing a record 13-year $325 million deal with Miami Marlins. The enormous contract for the 25-year-old was described by team owner Jeffrey Loria as “a landmark day”. By the way, although the aggregate deal value makes it an official record, the $292 million ten-year deal inked by Detroit Tigers first...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fellow owners raise eyebrows at Loria's investment in Stanton

  New York Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring. ''Thank God,'' Levine said, laughing. ''Thank God.'' Not all executives are quite so pleased. As baseball executives...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Jeffrey Loria the Art Collector, Links and the Baseball Boogie

As we all know, Giancarlo Stanton is about to get paid. He’s so getting paid that my article on just how much he’s going to get paid isn’t just at the Baseball Continuum, but also here at The Hall. But what we are forgetting here is just how insane this possible deal is. I mean, jeez, this is JUST ONE MAN. And this is baseball, where one man cannot make that much of a difference...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Slow down the Marlins hype machine

The Marlins are the hottest team in baseball! It is the feelgood story of the early season, assuming you can be willfully ignorant of the prominent involvement of Jeffrey Loria and his acolyte David Samson. They are a team brimming with young talent and look as if they might be ready to have that talent come together to be competitive years ahead of schedule. Or maybe not. As fun...
Via The Outside Corner
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blockbuster deal set to pay off for pitching-rich Marlins

For all the justifiable criticism of Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria after his 2012 fire sale, the Marlins will win more games than the Blue Jays over the next three seasons.
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins president first person kicked off 'Survivor'

Last season, the Miami Marlins finished with the worst record in the National League.  During the season premiere of “Survivor: Cagayan” Wednesday night, team president and contestant David Samson fared no better. Before the game started, the 45-year-old Samson, who answers to team president Jeffrey Loria and listed his claim to fame as "got local government in Miami to...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The two biggest weaknesses of the Miami Marlins

With a young, talented team and a solid farm system, the Miami Marlins have positioned themselves very well for future success. Contention likely won't come in 2014, but this team could start turning heads in 2015. However, despite the club trending in a positive direction, the Marlins aren't a flawless team. In fact, their two biggest weaknesses don't have much to do with the product...
Via The Outside Corner
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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