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Marlins owner reportedly staying out of baseball decisions

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08:38 AM ET 01.25 | Among the positives to emerge from the Marlins' front-office changes: Owner Jeffrey Loria has such faith in his executives that for the first time, he has been deferring to them on baseball decisions. "He's far happier with the baseball department now," a friend of Loria said. "They presented him with a plan and he has agreed to everything." Loria still sits in the meetings and gives opinions but has apparently concluded, at least so far, that he needs to let his baseball people do their jobs. The staff is now headed up by president of baseball operations Michael Hill, general manager Dan Jennings and three new hires.

Miami Herald

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January 25, 2014  08:49 AM ET

Good Idea, Bro.

January 25, 2014  08:55 AM ET

Let's see how long this lasts.

January 25, 2014  09:21 AM ET

B.S! He is just sitting in on meetings to be sure they don't spend any money. Let them decide to throw $60 million at Drew or some other FA and see him get involved in the "baseball" decisions.

January 25, 2014  09:34 AM ET

Do I still own a Baseball Franchise?

January 25, 2014  09:45 AM ET

What a slime bucket Loria is. First he guts the team so he throw the money in his pocket and now he will tell the fans and reporters his hands are clean because he has left all the baseball decisions up to his baseball people....

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January 25, 2014  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

B.S! He is just sitting in on meetings to be sure they don't spend any money. Let them decide to throw $60 million at Drew or some other FA and see him get involved in the "baseball" decisions.

To be fair, anyone giving an average at best SS $60 million should have the owner of the team down their neck.

January 25, 2014  10:23 AM ET
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If Bud Selig had a pair, he'd force this guy to sell.

True, but then he wouldn't be Bud Selig.

January 25, 2014  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

To be fair, anyone giving an average at best SS $60 million should have the owner of the team down their neck.

OK, I got carried away. The point remains, they can run the baseball operation just as long as it does not involve spending any money.

January 25, 2014  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

OK, I got carried away. The point remains, they can run the baseball operation just as long as it does not involve spending any money.

Haha I know, I was being facetious. Loria seems to be the more obnoxious version of Jerry Jones.

January 25, 2014  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Haha I know, I was being facetious. Loria seems to be the more obnoxious version of Jerry Jones.

JJ spends money. Not always well, but he does. Loria is a pariah.

January 25, 2014  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

JJ spends money. Not always well, but he does. Loria is a pariah.

It seemed Loria opened the wallet a couple of years ago with Reyes, Buehrle and Bell coming to the team. That didn't last long.

January 25, 2014  01:07 PM ET

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January 25, 2014  01:16 PM ET

"Sitting in on the meetings and giving his opinions"; that's a great situation for the guys who's pay checks he signs.
Can't you hear it,"No Boss, I don't think so , that opinion doesn't fly"!

January 25, 2014  01:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If Bud Selig had a pair, he'd force this guy to sell.

Bud allowed this fool bankrupt the Expos and walk away to buy another team.

January 25, 2014  10:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

JJ spends money. Not always well, but he does. Loria is a pariah.

Loria is more interested in pocketing his cut of the revenue share.

January 25, 2014  10:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Let's see how long this lasts.

Up until their first prolonged losing streak.

January 25, 2014  11:26 PM ET

Loria is only staying out of it because his staff is already well aware of how much money they can't spend.

When the only possible decision to be made is "replacement level player A or replacement level player B?" there's nothing to interfere with because either way it's not gonna cost much, and we already know saving every penny is Loria' top priority.

Scratch that... ONLY priority.

January 25, 2014  11:31 PM ET

Not that I really care. I mean breaking the bank rarely results in a World Series anyway.

I used to get all mad about the Marlins' penny pinching ways but let's face it; throwing piles of money at every available free agent almost always backfires.

Whatever Miami is doing right now probably has an equal chance of success as their 2012 moves, when they made like the Yankees and went all luxury tax.

 
January 25, 2014  11:31 PM ET

Being a Marlins Fan is very blase.

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