Casual observation

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

15 thoughts on “Casual observation

  1. What's the over/under on how long before the players the Marlins have recently acquired are traded off? (I have noticed they have been real careful about not offering no-trade clauses.) The franchise does have a legacy of building a winner and then dismantling the team soon afterwards.

  2. Can't wait for the luxury tax to kick in and bite em.

    Wonder if they can get luxury tax kickbacks from the league, while at the same time having to pay it?

  3. So they spend years taking millions in luxury cap money and pretty much keeping it. Then they take hundreds of millions to build a new stadium. Now all of the sudden they are flush with cash?

  4. The answer is that they _don't_ have the money for this. They're gambling, people. They're hoping that the new stadium, new name, new look, and new players will sell a bunch of tickets and help pay off this spending binge.

    This will not work. We now have enough years of Florida baseball to look at (and I lived in Florida long enough to know) that it will never support regular season baseball, regardless of whether the team in question is run by lovable geniuses (Rays) or greedy scalawags (Marlins). Florida Does Not Support Baseball.

    This will fail, and by 2013 the Marlins will be desperately shopping Reyes, Buerhle and others to New York, Philly, Boston, et al. Heck, if the Wilpons finally sell the Mets to a new ownership group, Reyes could be back in Flushing in time for dinner.