Beerleaguer: Isn't it time to put a stop to Major League Baseball in Florida? If you're hanging a "going out of business" sign less than a year from opening a plush new park in the heart of metropolitan Miami, you have no business there. And certainly, there will be no appetite for baseball after their continued purge. Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes and Emilio Bonifacio follow Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante and Hanley Ramirez out the door. It's only a matter of time before they dump their only remaining attraction, Giancarlo Stanton.
Evil genius? "Jeffrey Loria didn't lose his mind. He's actually kind of a genius even if he is unethical. 'Privatize gains, socialize losses' and that is exactly what he did to the tune of $500M to the suckers of Dade County. Wonder if this kicks up interest again the SEC investigation which kind of died and went nowhere and if the FBI doesn't become involved again too because they were sniffing around this process too. From a competitive standpoint, it makes sense for the Marlins to blow it up given their poor performance for all the money they spent and a lout for a manager who embarrassed the franchise publicly. Just went beyond that though with the likes of trading Reyes and with the talks they are trying to move Nolasco it moves beyond just demolishing to start over. They are just content to sell off everything and collect a nice tidy net profit the next two years regardless of what happens on the field." -MG