Jeffrey Loria Wants To Own The Marlins Until He DiesBy
Miami Marlins 71-year-old club owner Jeffrey Loria told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that he is planning on owning the team for as long as he lives. Loria was quoted saying, “I love this team.”
Loria has been the owner of the Marlins for eleven seasons and has won one World Series as owner, that coming in 2003 when the Florida Marlins defeated the New York Yankees behind the pitching prowess of Josh Beckett.
Loria spent $191 million on contracts this off-season from new manager Ozzie Guillen to the huge deal that new shortstop Jose Reyes signed and don’t forget the upgrade for the bullpen and rotation in Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle. Team is also the star of a new Showtime series called The Franchise.
Loria has had some spats with players. Last season, Loria and outfielder Logan Morrison had some words for each other after Morrison lashed out at Loria after the firing of hitting coach Jeff Mallee.
All of that seems to be water under the bridge.
The Marlins, with their new star-studded talent, hope to do a lot better than finishing last in the NL East with a record of 72-90.
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