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    Derek Jeter: Owner of the Miami Marlins

    Amazing news for Marlins fans.

    The captain has purchased the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.

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    **** Jeter

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsOnTheWheel View Post
    **** Jeter
    A big part of the Marlins losing money this season is a lack of fan interest (a problem they've had for years). I find it ironic this section of the board has the exact same problem.

    Blame the roster dismantling on your fellow Marlin fans for showing up in low numbers. The new stadium didn't solve the problem, nor has all the elite talent this franchise has had (from Miggy to Stanton).
    LVP Heyward Club:

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    You 184 million dollar moron!
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    Heyward is trash and everyone here knows it, even Bibbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prior22 View Post
    A big part of the Marlins losing money this season is a lack of fan interest (a problem they've had for years). I find it ironic this section of the board has the exact same problem.

    Blame the roster dismantling on your fellow Marlin fans for showing up in low numbers. The new stadium didn't solve the problem, nor has all the elite talent this franchise has had (from Miggy to Stanton).
    I am a Marlins fan and it is pretty easy to see that baseball is not meant for Florida at all (even with the Rays). If you can't get people into the seats for Stanton, who is going to come next year?
    PSD's Muhammad Wilkerson!!!

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    I understand the franchise has debt, but if that's the case, why would they give Jeter ownership (who only has a 4% stake of the Fish mind you), and CEO only for him to trade everyone that mattered? (Reigning MVP to his old team too.....huh). The answer is that Manfred and the MLB wanted Jeter back in baseball and they completely used the Marlins and South Florida like they have for years now. The Marlins were the only franchise who Jeter could possibly control like this and when they went for sale everyone involved saw it as an opportunity to take advantage of the situation again, and now the team is fully gutted as a result because MLB just couldn't sell to an ownership that could afford to take on the debt and keep everyone, they just had to get Jeter back in the game -.-

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    Also, I'm not buying for one second that Manfred didn't know about Jeter's decision to cut salary. They wanted to not only get Yankees to the top of the ladder but also what does that entail? That Manfred and the MLB regrets selling to Jeter and Sherman? Lol yeah right.

    Your welcome for the 500 million dollars from the county (a lot of it paid for by taxpayers) to build the stadium that won't be paid off for decades

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    To respond to the above posts; yeah the fan turnout is ******, but that's why you have to start somewhere. Dee, Giancarlo, and Ozuna were a great nucleus to start off with and they just destroyed the nucleus.

    FWIW Marlins had a relatively good fan turnout the first couple years of the new ballpark, fans got excited for Fish baseball again. Turnout has gone down because of still being a mediocre team year after year, but attendance is only going to get worse now that they've traded everyone.

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    There are debt service rules. Debt Equity ratios must be maintained or a plan must be developed to get to the proper number for the financial health of every team. There are exceptions allowed, but they are supposed to be temporary. Teams have the excuse to "go for it" as an exception, but then they are supposed to get their financial house in order afterward. Loria had to sell off the players or give the problem to someone else.

    Sherman bought the team and had a plan to get the finances in order. It involved reducing salary from $130 million ??? to $80 million ??? or thereabouts. Jeter and Hill were the part of the management group that were given the responsibility of getting it done.

    Stanton had the team over a barrel. Stanton only wanted to go to 4 teams, the Dodgers, Yankees, Astros and Red Sox. The team needed to eliminate as much of his salary as possible. The Dodgers were his first choice and wanted to trade $80 million of useless salaries back to the Marlins as part of the deal. This was a non-starter, because not only was it a terrible deal, but it also would greatly increase the Marlins salary instead of reducing it. The Dodgers wound up trading that crap to the Braves. The Marlins explored trades with the Giants and Cardinals and tried to pressure Stanton, but he still wouldn't budge. Then, they turned to the Yankees. In the trade, they got an all-star second baseman and two prospects well-known to Gary Denbo, who they hired as their director of player development right out of the same position with the Yankees last year. It was the best possible trade that they could make for Stanton and they deserve credit for it, not condemnation.

    The Dee Gordon trade also worked out well.

    The Ozuna trade is probably the worst trade of the three and they probably should have gotten more for him, since unlike Stanton, the player didn't have them by the short hairs, however they struck while the iron was hot, having already discussed potential trade pieces previously with the Cardinals.

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