Days after trading star shortstop Jose Reyes and standout pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays for a slew of prospects, the city of Miami remains wrongly outraged at Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria for conducting yet another fire sale.
Pseudo Miami fans are primarily disgusted with Loria, whose organization won the 2003 World Series, because the newly constructed Marlins Park was a $2.4 billion project that is being publicly funded.
Meanwhile, with Reyes, Johnson and Buehrle, the underachieving Marlins (69-93) finished in last place in the National League East.
“We finished in last place. Figure it out,” said Loria, 71, a loaded art peddler who spent over $150 million last offseason on a collection of losers. “We have to get better. We can’t finish in last place. We finished in last place. That’s unacceptable. We need to take a new course.”
After one pathetic year at the helm, Loria wisely terminated controversial manager Ozzie Guillén last month.
Without Guillén, who is owed $7.5 million, calling the shots at Marlins Park, Miami is already an improved squad.
In total, following their premier in 1993, the Marlins have impressively earned two championships.
Still, despite being largely successful, the Marlins couldn’t consistently draw supporters at home games if Miami resident Sofía Vergara showcased her muff and funbags on the diamond in between innings.
Regardless of the ample vacancies in the 37,000 seat ballpark, it is a fact that the Marlins “finished in last place” and clearly “need to take a new course.”
Jeffrey Loria now has money to invest on winning players and Miami Marlins watchers need to “figure it out.”by