The Miami Marlins fire sale got rid of most of the talent on the team. Now, multiple teams are inquiring about the availability of the Marlins’ only star player left, right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.
In the aftermath of the Marlins’ salary dump/fire sale earlier this week, speculation turned to pitcher Ricky Nolasco and reports that he was the next player to go. Marlins president David Samson said this wasn’t true Thursday, but trusting a Marlins executive isn’t always the best plan.
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria’s fire sale not only angered fans, but also fellow owners who now have a much harder road to hike if they ever want to secure public funding for a new stadium.
Miami Marlins fans looking for answers for why the team once again blew up the franchise didn’t get much from owner Jeffrey Loria in his first public comments since the massive fire sale Tuesday night.
The Marlins’ decision this week to dump their high-paid all stars and “restructure” for the future follows a long and storied history of dashed hopes and broken promises. At least that’s how Gary Nelson sees it.