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.
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.
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.