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08:17 AM ET 11.14 | Perhaps Heath Bell, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes are the lucky ones. In the end, you wonder why Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria didn't just follow his players out of the country on Tuesday. He has no future here. Baseball has no future with him here. Loria broke the public covenant of a new stadium and dropped napalm on the sport in South Florida by trading five Marlins regulars with expensive contracts to Toronto for a minor-league roster to be named later. He betrayed your trust. So you'll betray him now. ... "All right, I'm [ticked]," [Giancarlo Stanton] tweeted out Tuesday night. "Plain and simple." He then changed his Twitter avatar so he wasn't wearing a Marlins uniform anymore.

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November 14, 2012  08:39 AM ET

I can't blame Mike-Giancarlo for being pissed. What a farce!

November 14, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Mike, the bad news is that you're not a free agent until 2017 so Loria won't be trading you anytime soon.

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November 14, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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Sorry. Sign a deal with the devil, live at his whims..But, thanks Jeff. Seriously. I <3 you.

I assume you are talking about all the free agents who are being dealt, not Stanton.

November 14, 2012  08:45 AM ET

let me clarify - the then-free agents who signed with the Marlins prior to this year.

November 14, 2012  08:46 AM ET

The only way to get Loria out of baseball is the fans stop coming to games and then major sponsors might pull the plug on advertisement and force him to sell.

November 14, 2012  08:46 AM ET

I have a man crush for Stanton.

Get him out of that ballpark, and he will hit 60 HR.

Jays should negotiate a Lawrie & JP for Stanton trade. They robbed the Marlins once, try again.

November 14, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sorry. Sign a deal with the devil, live at his whims..But, thanks Jeff. Seriously. I <3 you.

How can you love someone who killed the Expos?

The man should be in jail.

November 14, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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The only way to get Loria out of baseball is the fans stop coming to games and then major sponsors might pull the plug on advertisement and force him to sell.

Before fans can stop going to games, they first have to come...

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November 14, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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I am most definitely talking about Stanton. I don't know how the guys who were dealt feel about moving to T.O. I don't care, frankly. They signed deals with a known dick without no-trade clauses. The fact anybody trusts this slime's word is beyond me, that includes Stanton. It's okay. Him and Yunel can paint each other's eye black.

Stanton was drafted by Miami - so he "signed a deal with the devil"? What was he supposed to do?

November 14, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I am most definitely talking about Stanton. I don't know how the guys who were dealt feel about moving to T.O. I don't care, frankly. They signed deals with a known dick without no-trade clauses. The fact anybody trusts this slime's word is beyond me, that includes Stanton. It's okay. Him and Yunel can paint each other's eye black.

Stanton has never really signed a contract with Miami. Unless you count him being drafted and signing a deal, but really that shouldn't count...

He hasn't even hit arbitration yet.

November 14, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Before fans can stop going to games, they first have to come...

+10! That was awesome!

November 14, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Stanton has never really signed a contract with Miami. Unless you count him being drafted and signing a deal, but really that shouldn't count...He hasn't even hit arbitration yet.

It's amazing - Stanton's first year of arbitration is still 2 years away. It seems like he has been in the league forever.

November 14, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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This makes up for it. I don't really care about what happened in Montreal - the gov't didn't want to pay for a new stadium, so the team went somewhere that did. Maybe if the mayor and premier and everybody else in that province weren't spending so much on hookers for construction execs and mafia members, they coulda built a new barn and the Expos would be where the Nats are now.

Why would the government pay for a new stadium when they hadn't even finished paying off the last one?

Loria kiled the Expos plan and simple. He took them off TV, made stupid demands, refused to put any money in the team, he alienated the fan base. He did so much to kill the Expos, it is impossible to list it all here. Read Jonah Keri's book on the Expos when it comes out, should have some good stuff on it.

November 14, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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It's amazing - Stanton's first year of arbitration is still 2 years away. It seems like he has been in the league forever.

He is my favourite player to watch, by far.

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