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Marlins owner irritates Giancarlo Stanton's agent again

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07:06 AM ET 09.08 | Not only did Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria anger Giancarlo Stanton with last winter's payroll slashing, but he irritated Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, by vetoing the Marlins front office's recent decision to bring infielder Chris Valaika back to the team. Marlins people believe Loria did that because Valaika told the Marlins that ousted hitting coach Tino Martinez (Loria's hand-picked choice) was verbally abusive. Valaika never went to the Marlins to complain; management asked him about Martinez's missteps when they heard his name from other players. Wolfe -- who likes the Marlins' baseball people and doesn't blame them for any of this -- said that assuming Loria's vetoing of Valaika's promotion is true, "that was an unfortunate series of events seemingly very poorly handled." We hear Wolfe and the players union have discussed possibly filing a grievance.

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September 8, 2013  07:40 AM ET

Just looking at that photo of Loria irritates me!

September 8, 2013  08:52 AM ET

He looks better in his Laker's Jersey

September 8, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE:

my step dad got gold Volkswagen GTI only from part time off a computer. pop over here ... www.BAR29.com

Did he get a carfax before buying it. I think it was in a flood in Jersey when that storm hit.

September 8, 2013  05:07 PM ET

All this POS cares about his cut of the shared revenue.

September 8, 2013  05:09 PM ET

All this POS cares about *is* his cut of the shared revenue.

<it bears repeating>

September 8, 2013  07:14 PM ET

"My team is garbage and all the remaining fans hate me. Look at all the money I'm making, though!"

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September 8, 2013  10:41 PM ET

An embarrassment to MLB, Loria has probably buried baseball in Miami forever. But he is Selig's buddy, so he is allowed to continue to suck.

September 9, 2013  02:43 AM ET

once Stanton;s contract is up he will tell Stanton and his agent farewell because Loria is not about to negotiate with Stanton or his agent. Loria is not to part with any cash.

September 9, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Loria just looks irritated. why shouldn't everyone else he deals with including the tax payers be irrated?

September 9, 2013  10:23 AM ET

why does the most arrogant, narcissistic, and clueless owner in baseball still own the team? Sell to someone who would actually give a damn...

 
September 9, 2013  10:25 AM ET

Hated in Montreal, hated in Miami.

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