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Marlins owner unhappy with spring performance

Posted on: March 16, 2011 9:13 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2011 9:16 pm
Jeffrey LoriaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Pretty much everyone associated with baseball will at some point utter the phrase, "it's only spring" this time of year, but don't tell that to Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.

The Marlins lost their ninth consecutive game on Wednesday and fell to 5-13 in Grapefruit League play, the worst mark among Florida teams.

"I know it's only spring training," Loria told the Palm Beach Post's Joe Capozzi, "but it's time to take a look in the mirror. We're better than this. It's time to show it. We need to be playing as a team and we need to hit."

The Marlins have scored a National League-low 62 runs this spring, and have the 27th-ranked fielding percentage in the majors.

Among big league teams this spring, the Marlins are 28th in batting average (.252), last in runs scored (65), 26th in ERA (5.54), 25th in runs allowed (115) and 27th in fielding percentage (.967).

"Uninspired baseball," Loria said. "Inconsistent and not acceptable. Very few guys have focused on what they're here for. Very few."

Manager Edwin Rodriguez said he's disappointed as well.

"It's not the losses. It's the way we've been losing," Rodriguez said. "I know it's spring training, but it's a game. As a professional you want to win regardless of what type of game you're playing."

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 28, 2011 1:42 pm

Marlins owner unhappy with spring performance

Loria needs to get out of baseball. Bringing him to Florida was a mistake by MLB obviously because I don't think anyone expected that Loria's group would be the one to show all the profits the Marlins were making that previous owners Huizenga and partially Henry lied about.

Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: March 16, 2011 11:56 pm

Marlins owner unhappy with spring performance

When Jeffrey Loria is unhappy I am happy.  He made promises in Montreal that he didn't keep, dumped them for Florida and runs a franchise horribly. Jeffrey Loria is a major problem for baseball, I wish he would go away.

Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: March 16, 2011 11:33 pm

Marlins owner unhappy with spring performance

Ha Ha Ha Loria, You cheap bastard you get what you pay for and the dumb moves you make. Volstad what a joke, vazquez is washed up, only thing you did right was build a bullpen during the offseason.  give elih villanueava a chance. and why don't you spend some money for oncew. I am so sick of you building a mediocre teaam with flashes of brilliance once in a while and seeing you dissappoiunt fans time a. nd time again. your new stadium will be a flop unless you spend some money instead of posting big profits I am content to sit at home and watch games. Why in the heck do I want to put  money in your pocket when all you do is trade good players to save a buck!!!

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