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Jeffrey Loria Newsbeat

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria continues to outfox us all

Best regards.

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.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 20, 2016 at 02:40 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Friday, December 16, 2016

Jeff Loria Open to Considering Selling the Marlins

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.

Bote Man Posted: December 16, 2016 at 10:37 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: jeffrey loria, loria, marlins, sucks

 

 

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