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07:26 AM ET 09.17 | An unfolding drama in Miami isn't taking place on the field, but rather in the front office. [A] behind-the-scenes rift between team owner Jeffrey Loria and a few of his top front office executives is creating added tension in the waning days of a dismal season. Sources said Loria is now making most -- if not all -- of the baseball decisions, which is fueling speculation that president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and team president David Samson could be ousted after the season. "He has marginalized the front office," said a major-league source, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. "The front office isn't making decisions. Loria makes them all." ... Beinfest declined comment, and Samson could not be reached for comment.

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September 17, 2013  08:57 AM ET

I can't imagine any high profile free agents ever wanting to sign with that organization while he's still the owner.

September 17, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Worst owner in sports. His only competition was Donald Sterling, but at least he spent money to keep his team together. This guy should be run out of baseball.

September 17, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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What a turd.

We saw how that worked out for Dan Snyder in the NFL........

Turd is too kind.

September 17, 2013  09:22 AM ET

RAYS snatch the WC lead..... 1 down, 3 to go.... would love a four game sweep to help cement their position.!!!!!


GO RAYS....!!!!!!!

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September 17, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Hey Loria - take a look at how the Rays run a club..... That's how it is done since you are a cheap blankity, blank blank......

Such language Lou.

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September 17, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Hide your booze!!!!!!!!

September 17, 2013  09:31 AM ET

if he oust Beinfest and Samson, I would also think he will have problem hiring, or find someone of any degree of ability to accept front office job. Loria is a jerk and thinks he knows how to run a MLB team (Into the ground.) The team is bad. the attendance is dwindling. Loria will have a tough time of ever signing a decent free agent not that tat is on his list of things to do. other than those he is doing just fine???

September 17, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Hey Loria - take a look at how the Rays run a club..... That's how it is done since you are a cheap blankity, blank blank......

Wait, the Rays have won NOTHING and the Marlins have won TWO World Series - I'm confused.....

September 17, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Wait, the Rays have won NOTHING and the Marlins have won TWO World Series - I'm confused.....

Did they do it under Loria's tenure? And yes - you are correct, the Rays haven't "won it all". BUT, they are continually in contention, year after year......

September 17, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Is Beinfest pronounced Beanfest? How appropriate.

September 17, 2013  09:41 AM ET

How does a guy with THAT much money end up with those shades? He can't even do THAT right.

September 17, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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RAYS snatch the WC lead..... 1 down, 3 to go.... would love a four game sweep to help cement their position.!!!!! GO RAYS....!!!!!!!

Makes me laugh, some of the words that SI edits out while overlooking others. You snuck one in there Lou and we thank you for that.

September 17, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Gapage going on over there ------>

September 17, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Thought Lou would be here to take us to page 2.

September 17, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Or maybe alacran?

September 17, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Sometimes

 
September 17, 2013  09:52 AM ET

You gotta do it yourself.

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