The Miami Marlins took a blowtorch to the franchise in the offseason, trading talent, slashing payroll, turning the team into the worst team in baseball. The moves may run afoul of the Major League Baseball Players Association for the second time in as many years.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a possible starter with the Miami Marlins has been traded for a minor leaguer. It’s déjà vu for Marlins fans as the team dealt shortstop Yunel Escobar to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night.
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.