Jeffrey Loria Newsbeat
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
France is rumored to be offering the Eiffel Tower to other countries in return for prospects.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is reportedly being considered as the U.S. ambassador to France.
According to the New York Post, President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Preibus has recommended Loria for the position.
However, there is reportedly internal discussions between Preibus and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about who should get the ambassador positiions.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Jeff Passan on the potential sale of the Marlins.
Mercy was not the exclusive domain of the Ninth Circuit on Thursday. Early in the day, simultaneous feelings of joy and fury accompanied the Forbes report that Loria had agreed to sell the Miami Marlins to an unnamed buyer for $1.6 billion. Joy because the owner who played arsonist to his own franchise was relinquishing his Zippo. And fury because one of the worst owners in sports had turned a $158.5 million investment into something worth 10 times as much, an example other owners with similarly feeble consciences may be tempted to copy.
Posted: February 10, 2017 at 02:25 PM | 35 comment(s)
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Meanwhile, a clause in the contract struck between the Marlins and local government in 2009 would have forced the Marlins to share a massive 70 percent of the proceeds from a franchise sale the next year; that figure dropped all the way to 5 percent by 2014, and would amount to a fraction of that now, according to last week’s report by the Miami Herald. In essence, Loria engineered a deal that handcuffed Miami into supporting him at all costs for five years, followed by him being able to sell the team thereafter with the city and county deriving almost nothing from the sale.
The stage is now set. The Marlins will host the MLB All-Star Game in July 2017. Loria will be 76 years old. He will have owned controlling stakes in major league franchises in four different presidencies. He has a World Series ring. He has a shiny, new stadium in a large market, and the untouchable status that comes with owning one of 30 franchises in MLB’s cartel, one protected by an antitrust exemption, with revenue streams and franchise values surging, year after year. He will have thrust himself in position to make more money than even the sharpest business minds could ever dream of reaping from one series of transactions—let alone while doing so in professional sports.
For nearly two decades, Jeffrey Loria has outfoxed everyone in his path, en route to gargantuan riches. Maybe the next time a benevolent sports owner comes along, we won’t be so easily duped.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Rob Manfred would consider being open to Jeff Loria being open to considering a sale of the Marlins…IFF the price is right.
Now all they need is Bob Barker. And a new ballpark.
Posted: December 16, 2016 at 10:37 PM | 18 comment(s)
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