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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ross Newhan: Selig Should Stop Marlins/Blue Jays Trade

Thunderbolt Ross Newhan: Don’t be a spineless milksop…put a stop to this trade!

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If Bud Selig was ever going to follow the lead of the late Bowie Kuhn and act in baseball’s best interest to stop a one sided trade that spit in the face of Miami fans and taxpayers this was it.

However, Selig has failed to respond to the 12 player trade between the Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays that sent almost all of the remaining cream of Miami’s roster to Canada—and that’s a shame, to put it mildly.

...Consider, in the context of good faith, what Larry Beinfest, Miami’s head of baseball operations, said at the time of Guillen’s firing: “Our hope is that a new manager, along with roster improvements, will restore a winning culture.”

Roster improvements?

Tweeted Giancarlo Stanton, one of the few remaining forces in the Miami lineup: “Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plan & Simple.”

At a time when money is pouring into baseball through television, internet, merchandising and global expansion, the Marlins have deceived their fans while the Blue Jays have taken advantage of an opportunity. Besides local television contracts that are exploding at an unprecedented rate, the 30 clubs will each receive about $24 million from the new national contracts starting in 2014.

Selig has opened new avenues—on and off the field—-but he should and/or should have closed this one to the Marlins, whose taxpaying fans deserved better.

Repoz Posted: November 14, 2012 at 03:44 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: November 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4302886)
"We're not the team! They're the team!"

-- Phil Elliott (Nick Nolte), about the "North Dallas Bulls" ownership, North Dallas Forty.

   2. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: November 14, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4302898)
Selig has opened new avenues—on and off the field—-but he should and/or should have closed this one to the Marlins, whose taxpaying fans deserved better.

No they don't. They got two championship teams already. They're good for the next five decades or so.

Besides, nobody in Florida gives a crap about baseball. They deserved to be punished for being stupid enough to allow the new stadium deal to go through.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 14, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4302903)
If Bud Selig was ever going to follow the lead of the late Bowie Kuhn


Why in God's name would you want to do that?
   4. Dale Sams Posted: November 14, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4302937)
Phil Elliott (Nick Nolte), about the "North Dallas Bulls" ownership, North Dallas Forty.


"My contract? Is this what this is about? Hell, I don't want your money. I quit!"-Jose Reyes
   5. Perry Posted: November 14, 2012 at 07:16 PM (#4302962)
"We're not the team! They're the team!"

-- Phil Elliott (Nick Nolte), about the "North Dallas Bulls" ownership, North Dallas Forty.


"We're the equipment!"

(Sorry, I thought that was the best part of the quote.)
   6. Walt Davis Posted: November 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4303079)
Is "spineless milksop" redundant?
   7. RMc and the slumping crisp Posted: November 15, 2012 at 05:14 AM (#4303183)
"Shut up, g*ddamit! Nobody talks in this huddle except me!"

Great movie.

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