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Loria on trade: "We finished in last place. Figure it out."

Owner Jeffrey Loria, in Chicago for the baseball owners meetings, spoke with CBSSports.com baseball writer Jon Heyman Wednesday about the 12-team trade the Marlins made with the Blue Jays Tuesday night.

"We finished in last place. Figure it out,'' a defiant Loria told Heyman.

Loria also emphatically said he isn't selling the team.

"Absolutely not,'' Loria told Heyman. "That's more stupidity."

Loria, who turns 72 next Tuesday, took issue with the media coverage of the trade and suggested selling the team's veteran stars was the right course of action.

"We have to get better," Loria told Heyman. "We can't finish in last place. We finished in last place. That's unacceptable. We have to take a new course."

Loria had only positive words for Jose Reyes, who along with Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle are part of the 12-player trade that will save the Marlins $166 million once finalized.

"Wonderful guy. I love Jose Reyes," Loria told Heyman. 'What's not to love?"

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Sly

Sorry for you guys, Loria and his stepson Samson are doing it again. They did it here after a selloff like this too.

Our Montreal Expos were assasinated by these two clowns the same way ... Prediction : Next step will be announcing that they're losing money and selling the team to MLB or moving it ... And will start to zero in a new town to rip off some more fans and local investors ... Remember the Washington General are the Montreal franchise moved to Washington by MLB

Read about Loria's "glorious career" and "hunting trophies" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Loria

A sports fan missing MLB (and NHL in lockout) in Montreal. Thank god there is NFL and CFL ..

Verde

david, you better get going home. Loria doesn't pay for overtime.

Dirty Sanchez

As a Blue Jays fan I love it!!

Ignignokt

Classic bait and switch perpetrated upon SoFla .

Guess what Loria . You're as done as a convenience store hot dog here . Sell the team to save face .

pat magroin

Jail for Loria! The city has spoken amd jail is what we want. I cant wait to see how long he serves.

boycott these low lifes

loria and samson, two low lifes. i would not piss in their mouths if their stomachs were on fire. selig is another one.

Slap Johnson

Plenty of parking at the CVS in 2013.

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