Originally Posted by Tom Servo
While that is true Rick, it remains to be seen if the Marlins will actually spend any sort of significant money in free agency.
They aren't going to spend a dime.
This is a classic business move... for the owner.
He increases the worth and the stability of the franchise by securing a public financed venue, he strips the future cost of obligations to the most volatile aspect of owning a baseball team (talent) and he angers the fan base enough that they call for him to sell off the team.
Which he'll likely do and all the aforementioned items end up making his profit more delightful to his bank account.
Meanwhile the fans get kicked in the teeth by Loria for the second time in 10 years.
Baseball isn't really the national past time, making money at the expense of others is.