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Jose Reyes: Loria said one thing, did another

       Imagine Jose Reyes' shock when, while on vacation in Dubai following the season, he received text messages telling him that he had been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays.

       “I went to Dubai on vacation with my wife,” Reyes said Thursday in Toronto in what were his first public comments about the Nov. 19 deal. “One day I got up at 6 in the morning and I see all these text messages saying ‘You got traded.’ That kind of surprised me a little bit.”

       Say what again? Despite not having no-trade protection built into his contract, Reyes said he was assured by none other than Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria that he wouldn't be going anywhere.

       "Five days before I got traded I was with the owner of the Miami Marlins and he said he was never going to trade me," Reyes said.

       Hmm. "Never" turned into exactly 11 months for Reyes, who signed a heavily backloaded six-year deal in December, 2011, and was gone in the November salary dump. Loria approved the 12-player deal, one that included another December signee, Mark Buehrle.

       Remember, without naming names, Buehrle said he was "lied to on multiple occasions" by the Marlins. According to sources, Loria also told Buehrle that he wouldn't be traded.

       Reyes doesn't seem too disappointed.

       "It's a better opportunity with the Blue Jays," Reyes said. "It's all about winning and the team we're going to put on the field is going to be good." 

       -- In addition to Giancarlo Stanton and Steve Cishek, the Marlins will also be represented by one other player in the World Baseball Classic. Pitcher Henderson Alvarez, who was obtained in the Toronto trade, is on Venezuela's provisional roster for the March tournament.

       -- Today marks the deadline for the Marlins and reliever Ryan Webb to reach agreement on his 2013 salary or have the decision made for them by a panel of arbitrators in February. Webb, the Marlins' only arbitration player, stands to receive about $1 million in what is his first year of eligiblity. Given that the Marlins have lost their past four cases in front of arbitrators, it might behoove them to settle now with Webb. [UPDATE 1 P.M.: The Marlins avoided arbitration with Webb, agreeing to a 1-year deal worth $975,000, plus an additional $10,000 bonus if he appears in at least 67 games]

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Boycott the Marlins

Boycott this team, it's inept owner, and anything associated with this franchise, spring training, world baseball classic, that stupid beer festival. No more money I the crooks pocket.

bob

Loria lied to all of us.

At least I have the Rays and Gator Baseball to get my fix.

ALICE

This weekend is the Three Kings parade in Little Havana and the Miami Heat's LeBron James,Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are the Grand Marshalls. Heard nothing
about the Marlins, and they live in the neighborhood, ha ha ha. Hope that is a sign of BOYCOTT ANYHING MARLINS!!!! i FEEL SO BAD FOR THE PLAYERS THEY ARE VICTIMS TO!!!!

Lou

"Loria said one thing and did another", hasn't this become a staple of 21st Century American life. Laurel, remember when we had to go to Confession? I'm trying to ascertain how many Hail Marys and Our Fathers Loria would get for lying?

By the way, i am a certifiable moron and can't find your number in my phone. I entered your real name(and I have quite a few of those) and I just can't find it. Give me a call.

flagstaffishfan

MLB, specifically the Commissioner who we all love SO much doesn't make any owner accountable. All these broken promises and a brand new park that will remain empty this year. The big fish always seem to wiggle off the hook. I wouldn't spend a dime on this franchise until it is sold to another creep.

Loria's Moon Face

Boycott this Team.

Loria is counting pennies. What a Cheapsakes, Give Ryan Webb his 1MM. They avoid arbitration for $ 20,000; He accepted 980,000

Canada Mike

BOYCOT ANYTHING MARLINS UNTIL MLB STEPS IN AND CLEANS HOUSE

karmatourer

Never again another penny while Ms Loria is the inept owner.

ware adams

In the long run, successful men in business and professions succeed because of one trait: they are good for their word, and others believe they can be trusted.
Luria's character and personality are an open book; and so is Beinfest's.
Miami ought to be ashamed; even the South Florida jewish groups. They had Madoff. They've got Luria in sports.
Of course, the baseball commissioner shares some responsibility: "responsibility", this trait is missing in Selig. Like Luria, his interest is in dollars. Both seem good at "shooting themselves in their own feet".
C'st la vie.

Stan M

When did Beinfest break his word?

Dirty Harry

too bad their shooting aim isn't higher.

spitballer

Stan....Beinfest is guilty by association.

Lou

Beinfest barely has the authority to speak so I doubt if he would waste the effort to lie. Baseball has probably had more "character" people than any other sport I've followed and that is why I'm amazed that Perez,Dawson, McKeon and Conine want to be associated with this franchise. It can't be because they need money and if they need seats they all have Lifetime MLB Passes. Why doesn't someone say--"Enough is Enough."

Oz

because they are greedy whores that DO need the money and Loria is their Pimp

Lou

Dear Oz, Don't know if that is true but I had already decided I will never view Conine in the same light again.

Oz

besides....he's a crappy tipper

Lou

I've met 1 guy who posts here quite a bit and have frequently spoken on the phone to someone who posts often. I feel as if I know both of them without knowing their financial status. In any event I'm confident that no matter their circumstances neither one would ever work for Loria. I feel they both have too much character. Life at some point MUST be about something more than just the money. If not we should probably all be involved in the World's Oldest Profession--and I don't mean selling car spaces around the stadium---I believe you lose too much of your dignity and character when you are employed by someone the rest of the Western Hemisphere views as a----Laurel, fill in the word-----. I really don't comprehend how Conine, McKeon, Perez or Dawson can drive to the park. They should all be set for the rest of their lives and kids should be set as well, but even if they weren't this is LORIA and they all still have their good names.

Stan and Laurel, Am I right??? Tell me you wouldn't work for Loria and Samson. I wouldn't. It would take too many showers to wash off the stench every day.

Lou

In fact, there probably isn't enough water in the Carolinas to adequately do the job.

Laurel, IF you stay in Portland I'm coming out and we can go to a Mariners game. I know Pia has left, but Vegas is not that far away. My wife has approved my Bucket List!!! Even though I am not ready to kick it for quite a while.

Stan M

Lou,
I feel confidennt that there are thousands within the various religious orders who work for the common good but differ with some of the dogmas presented to the public. The same can be said for individuals within the world's governments. In my opinion, these men should not in any way be chastized for being Marlin employees. We know neither their intentions nor their goals. Have you considered that they might feel exactly as most of us do ( how could they not?)and remain as employees of the Marlin organization in hopes of freeing that entity of the Loria plague. Furthermore, whom would be hired in their place? More of the ilk of a David Samson would be my guess. This is just my opinion again, but I'm glad that they're there for each of them in one way or another represents what makes baseball the great game that we all love.

laurelbowie

Yogi had his own take on integrity. He said, and I quote, "If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else."
Nobody has ever accused me of being a saint, but I quit my first newspaper job, and later quit a job as a book salesman — in each case because my boss was a sleazeball who pressured me to treat others in a way that I didn't feel was right. But I have to admit, it's a lot easier to walk away when you're young, single and making $80 a week than it is when you're supporting a family and taking home a shiite load of cash like Conine and Perez are.
Probably better to quit talking about what's right and just go out and do it.

laurelbowie

I'm feeling kind of down in the dumps today. My online girlfriend whom I've never met and who doesn't really exist just died of leukemia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Laurelbowie Liquor and Travel Fund.

Stan M

Am I alone in not giving a damn about any World Cup Classic?

laurelbowie

Stan M,
It's baseball in March, and I don't have to do my taxes until April, so I'll be glued to my TV. What else does a Marlins fan have to look forward to? We've got a couple more years before the Olympic Curling Eliminations begin.
Just remember, as Bob Veale once said, "Good pitching beats good hitting any day, and vice versa."

Stan M

LB,
Baseball is fun and all that. But to search for a cache of Submarine Spitfires; now that's worth our attention. For those of you who are too young to remember, the Spitfire is one of the principle reasons that we are not all Nazis right now. As an aside, it is also the most beautiful and graceful airplane ever built. Below is the story:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/19/hunt-for-lost-spitfires-comes-up-empty/

juanv

marlins are about to sign matt downs utility infielder that batted 202 last year for the astros. I guess nick green got some competition after all .

DEEZNUTZ

WELL, .... WRITING A POST ON A MIAMI HERALD BLOG, DOESN'T HELP ANY CAUSE ! THE PEOPLE OF MIAMI DADE COUNTY AND ALL OF THE MARLINS FANS, NEED TO EMAIL OR WRITE TO THE MAYOR OF MIAMI DADE COUNTY AND THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, AND COMPLAIN EVERYTHING THAT YOU PEOPLE ARE WRITING ON THIS BLOG, .... WRITE IT TO THEM.

WHY THEM ?

BECAUSE THE LOCAL POLITICIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEAL THE MARLINS GOT FOR THEIR STADIUM TO BE BUILT, THEREFORE, THEY OWE THE PEOPLE THAT, RESPONSIBILITY !
THEY .... ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULD BE GETTING ON THE PHONE WITH BUD SELIG AND GIVE HIM HELL FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON.

A Facebook User

They're called "owners" because they own the commissioner He will bow to their every need and we just have to be resigned to that fact. Loria defrauded the folks in Montreal and he is doing the same thing here. Lying, cheating and committed to squeezing as much money out of the community that he can get away with. You could make an all star team out of former Marlins. At the end of each year they blame the poor performance on the field manager and fire him. This past year 3 former managers were in the play-offs (one went to the World Series).

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