Spring Training games are underway and the World Baseball Classic is set to kick off in the next few days. It’s finally the best season of the year: baseball season!
Even with the excitement of the upcoming season, not everything is rosy in the baseball world. The Marlins are still struggling with the ramifications of the major fire sale the team held during the winter. Fans are still none to pleased to have meddling owner Jeffery Loria and David Samson treat them like they are not worth anything.
-Jeffery Loria claims that the 2013 Marlins are not a Triple-A team, yet he still does not seem to know the names of his own players:
It’s not a Triple-A ball club. It’s a ball club with some pretty impressive players. I wouldn’t call (Placido) Polanco a Triple-A player. I wouldn’t call the new shortstop a Triple-A player. I wouldn’t call our second baseman a Triple-A player. I certainly wouldn’t call Rob Brantly that.
“Hanley Ramirez called us and told us what an incredible shortstop he is,” Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said. “When Hanley tells you ‘He is better than I am, you’ve got a great guy with great hands,’ it’s amusing to listen to.”
This very well could have happened, as Loria has no reason to lie about it, but I do not see it in Hanley Ramirez to tell anyone that someone is better than him. That does not make any sense to me.
And of course, the shortstop that Hanley says is better than him, you forget his name? Cool story!
-Speaking of shortstops, Jose Reyes says that Jeffery Loria was lying when he denied accusations that he told Reyes to buy a house in Miami:
“You can ask Peter if I’m a liar. Two people are better than one. I don’t have to lie about that. He traded me, that’s fine with me. Just be real with me. Be honest. Don’t tell me to buy a house and get a nice place for my family and stuff when you (know) you’re going to trade me. Why (did) you do that?”
-The Miami Marlins were the subject of ESPN’s Outside The Lines Wednesday, which specifically was aimed towards Jeffery Loria and his PR nightmare with the Marlins. The panel for the show included Team President David Samson, Miami Herald columnist Greg Cote, ESPN prospects guru Keith Law and ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell.
You can check out the podcast here, but I will mention that Samson, like Loria, was unsure about the names of his own players.
Bravo, stand-up work Marlins!
-Strip Club with Stanton proclaims that the transformation from Jeffery Loria to Jeff Irleand is complete. If you are a Marlins and Dolphins fan, it will help a lot to read this article and just laugh at the incompetence of both Miami franchises. At least we have Lebron James and Dwyane Wade.
-With the recent passing away of the Los Angeles Lakers owner, Jerry Buss, there has been a lot of talk about whose been the best owner in professional sports. The Huffington Post takes a bit further and questions if Jeffery Loria is the worst owner in sports history?
My answer: Hell yeah, the evidence certainly points that way.
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