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16 Total Updates since November 13, 2012
3 months ago Article 38 commentsContinue
3 months ago Article 13 comments
They started last season like a team of piscine destiny, but everything ended in heartbreak and betrayal. Would the Marlins have had a shot to contend in 2013 if they'd tried one last time?
3 months ago Article 18 comments
Turns out that ownership might actually care, which might be even worse than greedy indifference.
6 months ago Article 15 comments
Mark Buehrle signed a contract that didn't include a no-trade clause. So why is he so upset about getting traded?
6 months ago Article 2 commentsContinue
6 months ago Article 6 comments
Nearly a week after the new broke about a huge trade sending high-priced veterans from Miami to Toronto, Commissioner Bud Selig has approved the deal, which is now official.
6 months ago Update 8 comments
Well, this is a fine how-do-you-do. After all of the outrage and the name-calling directed toward Jeffrey Loria, there's a chance that Bud Selig might stop the trade? From Bob Nightengale:
Selig says the #marlins trade is under review— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 15, 2012
Nightengale then twote that Selig "feels for the Marlins fans and will take everything in consideration before making (his) decision." I think what's important here is how they called the trade on the field. There has to be irrefutable evidence.
There is precedent here, of course. In 1976, commissioner Bowie Kuhn overturned deals made by Charlie Finley and the A's, who were selling their best players for cash money.
Kuhn took as his authority an article of the Major League Agreement that was written in 1921, shortly after the ascendancy of the dictatorial Kenesaw Mountain Landis to the game's highest office. This empowers the commissioner to take any steps he deems necessary to protect the best interests and the "honor" of baseball.
The little known c'mon-don't-be-a-dick clause is rarely invoked, though. And it's hard to see Selig setting a new precedent here by telling a team they can't dump high-contract players. Still, Marlins fans, there's a chance. Even though you now know what evil lurks in the heart of Loria. Or, at least, had that knowledge reconfirmed.
6 months ago Article 12 comments
Though I guess the part about him being really, really good is a reason.
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6 months ago Article 37 comments
Maybe Jeffrey Loria really is baseball's worst-ever owner, but there are a lot of candidates and it really depends on your definition.
6 months ago Article 19 comments
The Marlins' latest auction of the great majority of their best players is just the latest example of a long and regrettable tradition, going back nearly a century.
6 months ago Article 3 comments
Marlins and Blue Jays writers and players react to the blockbuster trade the two clubs completed on Tuesday.
6 months ago Article 2 comments
There is just no getting used to watching your team get gutted.
6 months ago Article 2 comments
The Marlins and Blue Jays reportedly are set to pull off one of the biggest trades in recent baseball history. Florida's players are confused and angry, while Toronto is a bit more pleased with it all.
6 months ago Article 37 commentsContinue
6 months ago Article 61 comments
Baseball's first blockbuster trade of the winter is nearing completion, as the Blue Jays are on the verge of acquiring Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, and Mark Buerhle from the Miami Marlins.