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Agent: Jeffrey Loria wants to be Jerry Jones and George Steinbrenner

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08:36 AM ET 01.27 | That loss of trust and the alienation of his fan base stand as Loria's biggest impediments as he enters his 12th season as Marlins owner. But there are other areas, too, where Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria would help his franchise by changing his approach. Among the points raised in conversations that Marlins beat writer Clark Spencer and I had with several agents, players and people close to the team's front office: Loria's meddling in personnel decisions is widely known, but it's even worse than perceived. Besides suggesting or dictating free agent signings and players to trade, Loria has instructed his front office to demote several players. "Jeffrey wants to be Jerry Jones and George Steinbrenner making personnel decisions, but Jones and Steinbrenner want to win," one of the agents said. "Jeffrey wants to make money first. That's the difference."

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January 27, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Mr. agent sir smoke is coming out of your blank on this subject, because we know you are a business person, and a business person knows you have to spend money in order to make money.

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January 27, 2013  10:20 AM ET

My bad, I thought he wanted to be the Ebenezer Scrooge of MLB.

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January 27, 2013  11:05 AM ET

He's following Jerry Jones' lead with running his team into the ground

January 27, 2013  11:19 AM ET

Go Expos!!!! #$%@ Loria!

January 27, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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Mr. agent sir smoke is coming out of your blank on this subject, because we know you are a business person, and a business person knows you have to spend money in order to make money.

today its sunday,,that's a good excuse not to make money Mr.writter,,,

January 27, 2013  11:34 AM ET
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Jones and Steinbrenner, though flawed men, desperately want their franchises to win...games and titles.Loria is an **** clown.

guess LORIA its mocking the major league as far is his none sense dirty talk,,,

January 27, 2013  11:36 AM ET
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Scrooge of MLB.

UNCLE scrooge was better in saving money plus his lucky penny was a big hit back in the times,,,

January 27, 2013  11:43 AM ET

wiseup: Loria is like a school holiday: NO CLASS!!! Steinbrenner and Loria are as different as night and day. Steinbrenner put money into Yankees. Loria took money Out of Marlins. In a way Loria ,Steinbrenner, and Jerry Jones are similar. They were determined to meddle and undermine the manager or head coach. It seems that their money gave them that right. But if the team under performed the managers or head coach gets fired

January 27, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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well, he's got steinbrenners haircut down pat.......

i think LORIA its mocking SELIG can't see that??just pay close attention,,,

January 27, 2013  11:52 AM ET
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i think LORIA its mocking SELIG can't see that??just pay close attention,,,

Observe that sarcastic smile look look at him,,,,he still showing his mockering smile...

January 27, 2013  12:10 PM ET

LORIA would likely apply some bidding against his own self, either trade or buy cheap whichever comes first, then again LORIA is a crazy dude WHO doesn't care about winning but loves to get other teams owners get pissed!!!

January 27, 2013  12:25 PM ET

should brett lawrie get a 100 million extension as LORIA did with the rays to stay rays??

January 27, 2013  12:26 PM ET
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should brett lawrie get a 100 million extension as LORIA did with the rays to stay rays??

now lets not forget BRETT LAWRIE still a rookie in terms of experience and time played,,,

January 27, 2013  12:35 PM ET
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wiseup: Loria is like a school holiday: NO CLASS!!! Steinbrenner and Loria are as different as night and day. Steinbrenner put money into Yankees. Loria took money Out of Marlins. In a way Loria ,Steinbrenner, and Jerry Jones are similar. They were determined to meddle and undermine the manager or head coach. It seems that their money gave them that right. But if the team under performed the managers or head coach gets fired

You think Steainbrenner had class? Interesting.

January 27, 2013  12:36 PM ET
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You think Steainbrenner had class? Interesting.

Steinbrenner*

January 27, 2013  02:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

LONGORIA

FIXED

 
January 27, 2013  03:56 PM ET

Jerry Maybe, George, Not!!!

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