Some perspective: Marlins were awful last year with the players traded away today. It’s not like they’re breaking up a championship team.
For those asking if Loria can sell the Marlins: Yes, If he sells early next year, pays less than 10% of proceeds above $250MM.
Here is the Non-relocation agreement with the specific language on page 8.
RT @LtDanJennings: Sad to see all those guys go, incredible group of guys on and off the field, bonifacio and Reyes never stop smiling!!!!
RT @handlebars39: Woah. Wow. That really happening? WOW. Good luck fellas
RT @justinruggiano: What just happened? Bad week not to have a tv.
RT @srSHREK31: Well I’m gonna miss you guys… Hopefully our new teammates are as awesome on and off the field as buehrle jj buck boni and Reyes
RT @RyanWebb58: Gonna miss those guys the Toronto is not only getting great players but great teammates as well!
RT @elliottbaseball: Escobar, Alvarez, Hechavarria Nicolino, Marisnick, Mathis and 1 minor more leaguer (not Sanchez) to MIA in 12-player deal.
RT @ChristianYelich: Whoa
RT @RNolasco47: Huh?…….
It’s easy and deserving to say bad things about Loria today but if you’re pissed off about the ballpark, blame Miami. Loria got a good deal.
The real question is how the Marlins didn’t manage to dump Ricky Nolasco. He must feel like the last girl left at the prom.
@Deadspin: Fuck the Marlins.
Here is what has happened in the last year of the Miami Marlins, formerly d/b/a Florida Marlins: They swindled the citizens of Miami for a new stadium and drew the SEC’s notice. They filched Jose Reyes from a franchise that has actual fans but no money and a municipal government that refuses to be robbed blind. They threw money at Heath Bell, Mark Buehrle, and Albert Pujols, and two of the three took it. They got fish installed behind home plate. Their president called Miamians stupid. They installed a wack-ass home run sculpture. Their snobbish owner blabbed about Joan Miro. Their owner then trotted out a shaking Muhammad Ali to shield him from boos on opening night. Their owner then baked himself a fucking cake with jewels on it. Ozzie Guillen, whom they honest-to-god hired to manage their baseball team, said some crazy shit about Fidel Castro, which he does, from time to time. The Marlins then suspended him to placate area Cubans. The mollified Cubans still had no interest in going to see the Marlins, because they are the fucking Marlins. The team stank out of the gate, especially Heath Bell. They complained about not having any All-Stars. Showtime canceled its series about them because they sucked so much. John Buck flipped you off. Heath Bell and Ozzie Guillen got in a pissing match. No one came to the games. The extant fans were hilariously pissed off. The team ate $8 million to dump Heath Bell. They ate less to dump Ozzie Guillen. They replaced Ozzie with a guy who spends his leisure time naked. Then they traded Reyes, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, Buck, and Buehrle to the Blue Jays. Giancarlo Stanton, their only remaining player of note, a young dynamo who deserves far better, says he’s pissed off. He should be. Fuck the Marlins.