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Who has Jeffrey Loria's ear?

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08:27 AM ET 09.22 | An example of the peculiar way Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is doing business: When Larry Beinfest, the president of baseball operations, suggested last month that the Marlins promote second baseman Derek Dietrich in September, Loria said no. Loria is annoyed that Dietrich accused former first base coach Tino Martinez - Loria's hand-picked choice -- of abusive behavior. But when assistant GM Dan Jennings then recommended to Loria that Dietrich be promoted, Loria changed his mind and gave the OK -- a point that became moot when Dietrich suffered an oblique injury before his promotion. Among those who have Loria's ear: Jennings, vice president/player development Marty Scott and agent Scott Boras (primarily concerning how to handle star client Jose Fernandez). Why is Loria no longer listening to Beinfest nearly as much? Because when Beinfest doesn't like Loria's personnel ideas, Beinfest tells him.

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September 22, 2013  09:02 AM ET

For the good of baseball fans in Miami.



Sell the team!!

September 22, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Hopefully they give it back.

September 22, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hopefully they give it back.

Same goes for that buzzard chin

September 22, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Same goes for that buzzard chin

OK, but that will cost extra.

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September 22, 2013  11:01 AM ET

Beinfest is ignored because he is not a yes man. Loria might as well let his front office go
because he won't take any of their advice. Loria is so knowledgeable about baseball(ha) he can run it by himself.

September 22, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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Beinfest is ignored because he is not a yes man. Loria might as well let his front office go because he won't take any of their advice. Loria is so knowledgeable about baseball(ha) he can run it by himself.

Lost in it all is Slug Selig. He had the power to not approve of any of those give away trades. commissioners used that power in the past. That is why the owners put him in there as a puppet owner. His job is and always was to protect the owners, not the integrity of the game....

September 22, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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Lost in it all is Slug Selig. He had the power to not approve of any of those give away trades. commissioners used that power in the past. That is why the owners put him in there as a puppet owner. His job is and always was to protect the owners, not the integrity of the game....

This^^


Other Commissioners have voided trades and forced owners out.

September 22, 2013  12:28 PM ET

I'm sure the whole state of Florida would love to have his ear, and his ****, his head on a platter......(The list could go on for awhile)

September 22, 2013  01:59 PM ET

I grew up in Florida. And I'd be a Marlins fan...were Loria not owner. I saw what the man did to the Expos...

September 22, 2013  02:01 PM ET

SI....STOP WITH THE **** LOUD **** VIDEO'S THAT START WITHOUT PEOPLE HITTING PLAY. **** OBNOXIOUS

September 22, 2013  07:27 PM ET

The fans told the owner what they think about the way he runs thing by keeping their posteriors out of the seats. If he trades one more positive player, they will have to close even more of the stadium. Fire that SOB.

 
September 24, 2013  07:10 AM ET

The Answer to your question is NOBODY!!!

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