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Old 11-15-2012, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Domeshot17 View Post
When is the last time a trade got voided by the commish? In all seriousness, people pay hundreds of millions of dollars to own these teams. They should have the right to do with them what they will. If the league has a problem beyond the traded players (such as Florida taking advantage of taxpayer dollars for the stadium) then they can move forward with trying to remove the owner/force to sell.

Owners answer to the fans. If the fans do not like a move, they will not show up. But its a real pandora's box to start veto'ing trades because one side won. Such a bad idea.

The ONLY time a trade should be veto'd is if 2 owners were colluding/conspiring together.
The problem is that Loria brought in nearly $200m worth of players to justify the taxpayer money funding the stadium, under the pretense that the Marlins weren't playing the small market game anymore, and were going to spend money to make the team a perennial contender. Then, as soon as that money came in, he sold off the players so he didn't have to pay them. He screwed the people out of nearly $500m, and when (not if, but when) he sells the team, he's going to make off with even more free money. Then he's going to take that money and (most likely) buy the Mets with it, just like he took the Expos money and bought the Marlins with it. He's already screwed millions of people, and Selig is letting it happen. AGAIN. And he's probably going to let it happen with the Mets, too.
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