Truth & Rumors > MLB

Marlins owner not giving up

Views
5542
Comments
7

08:52 AM ET 07.08 | During a front-office summit a couple weeks ago, one Marlins official talked about this season simply not working out and suggested Miami play the season out without making trade. Then Jeffrey Loria, who was on the phone, said absolutely not, that this team can compete with anyone and he isn't giving up. That's why the Carlos Lee trade followed a week later, even though factions of the front office initially opposed the idea, because of Lee's subpar defense and the fact the Marlins believe Logan Morrison would be better at first base than left field.

Miami Herald

Carlos Lee, Icon SMI Carlos Lee, Icon SMI
July 8, 2012  09:06 AM ET

I like that about him!!!

July 8, 2012  10:19 AM ET

The Marlins really had nothing to lose by getting Lee. This is call renting a player for the rest of the season and at the end you say see you.

July 8, 2012  12:49 PM ET

That unnamed Marlin's official should no longer have a job.

Comment #4 has been removed
July 8, 2012  10:54 PM ET

I'd like to see Loria take his **** and go. Don't care for the Marlins, but what that jackass did up in Montreal with the firesales and then doing the same in Miami is unexcusable to me as a baseball fan. Give up Loria. Go away.

July 9, 2012  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'd like to see Loria take his **** and go. Don't care for the Marlins, but what that jackass did up in Montreal with the firesales and then doing the same in Miami is unexcusable to me as a baseball fan. Give up Loria. Go away.

I actually do like the Marlins but cannot stomach this owner, or his midget son in law who is a complete gas bag. They need to go.

 
July 9, 2012  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'd like to see Loria take his **** and go. Don't care for the Marlins, but what that jackass did up in Montreal with the firesales and then doing the same in Miami is unexcusable to me as a baseball fan. Give up Loria. Go away.

Agree 100%. I have't forgotten Montreal either--Loria ruined a perfectly good franchise because he thought he could make more money by moving it. (And Selig helped him get away with it.) I don't believe for a minute that it was Loria who wanted to spend more money--unless they were spending less than the floor required by MLB.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    648
    Comments
    364
  2. 2
    Time to penalize NHL's perennial losers?
    Views
    717
    Comments
    267
  3. 3
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2586
    Comments
    231
  4. 4
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    2250
    Comments
    140
  5. 5
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    7580
    Comments
    90

SI.com

SI Photos