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Can MLB force Loria to spend on players (again)?

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08:09 AM ET 01.22 | The Marlins are set to run a little leaner in 2013 -- perhaps too lean for some. The 2013 payroll projects to $32.5 million, but it's $45 million counting money they owe other teams from salary-dumping trades. An MLB Players Association source said if owner Jeffrey Loria doesn't increase their payroll in the coming months, they plan to pursue the issue with commissioner Bud Selig. "We don't have to wait until next October to pursue it," the source said. If the Marlins don't raise payroll in 2013, former commissioner Fay Vincent expects "the commissioner and union will strongly encourage Loria to spend some money. They can make it very uncomfortable if he doesn't." In 2010, the MLBPA forced an agreement with MLB that required the Marlins to boost their payroll.

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January 22, 2013  08:29 AM ET

How about push him out of baseball.

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January 22, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Simple solution: Make him take Arod and his contract. Done. A perfect fit.

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January 22, 2013  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Simple solution: Make him take Arod, John Lackey their contracts. Done. A perfect fit.

fixed

January 22, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How about push him out of baseball.

about trying harder to force him to sign more top profile players??
not that there is any guarantee in his contracts given to the new free agents but something has to be done,,,,

January 22, 2013  11:05 AM ET

loria knew that his albastros dumping salary would bring him some trouble, except that he didn't expected anything to be too sooner,,, should the 29 teams push him even harder to the edge of a cliff??

January 22, 2013  11:52 AM ET

The NHL system is far from perfect but I like the concept of a salary floor! Wonder if MLB would ever agree to that.

January 22, 2013  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How about push him out of baseball.

The fans could do that if they wanted to. Just don't show up. In droves. I'm talking total boycott. Empty freakin' stadium.

January 22, 2013  02:08 PM ET

Move the Team out of there or go Bankrupt!

January 22, 2013  04:42 PM ET

Baseball just needs to let Loria alone, because attendance will be down, and he will lose money, and soon afterwards maybe he will sell the team.

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January 23, 2013  08:00 AM ET

Can guarantee one thing there will be no all star game t the new ball park with their payroll that low

January 23, 2013  08:47 AM ET

The Astros need to spend some money as well. I believe the Astros have to lowest pay roll in the MLB.

January 23, 2013  08:48 AM ET

The Astros need to spend some money on players as well. I believe the Astros have to lowest pay roll in the MLB.

January 23, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Astros need to spend some money on players as well. I believe the Astros have to lowest pay roll in the MLB.

Astros have so many issues they are better off spending money in the draft and foreign born kids with high upside. Last thing they should do is sign a free agent that requires a draft pick as compensation.

 
January 23, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

fixed

Isn't that what the LAD are for?

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