It wasn’t ever going to end any other way. You knew that. You knew. When Jeffrey Loria and David Samson are involved, it can’t end any other way, because they know no different. Loria is the owner of the Marlins, Samson the president, and they’re turning the Miami Marlins into a chop shop. Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante were traded first this week, to the Tigers. Then Hanley Ramirez, who until this year Loria regarded as the franchise, to the Dodgers. Next could be Josh Johnson, their homegrown ace.
That would be $32.75 million shed within a week, bringing the Marlins from their $100 million dream back to the bottom quarter of payrolls in baseball.
And Miami is stuck with $2.4 billion in stadium debt service for that.
This would be falling-down funny if it weren’t so very sad. Two charlatans, ripping off a major American city and laughing all the way to the bank.