Originally Posted by cinreds21
Same here. Guess not. What "troubles" me more is the false perception most people have on the Marlins. As soon as the Marlins trade one player fans mock them, calling it a fire sale. That, or people continuously knock them by saying something to the effect of "oh, well they'll just trade him in a year or two."
They probably deserved that reputation previously. But the terms of the new ballpark lease are so extraordinarily better than the one they had under Huzienga that financially they'll be much more flexible with payroll. They anticipate having the ability to close the roof and have a better base to draw from as far as fans that they'll draw significantly better. That remains to be seen, but I read that the new park alone will free up an additional $20-25 million a year in payroll flex thanks to concessions, parking and other monies they were losing due to their lease.