Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Hypothetically, let's say this trade ends up helping the Marlins become winners. Are people still going to hate on Loria?
Absolutely. It's not the fact that he MADE the trade, but it's WHY he made the trade. No one scorned A's ownership last year when they traded away 3 All-Star pitchers but they also didn't sign them to $100MM+ 9 months prior. Loria tried to buy a World Series ring, failed miserably, and is now trying to get out of the contracts owed, effectively killing baseball in Miami.
Regardless of if Miami becomes a contender or not, this trade was made for one reason only.