The Marlins are a shell of a team and look like they only have Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison to rely on. The Phillies should be better than 10-8 against the Marlins in 2013. Opposing general managers are not happy at all with Jeffrey Loria and are jealous of the Phillies and the rest of the NL East.
Larry Davidoff of the New York Post is reporting that they general managers are beginning to voice their displeasure,
“Loria, according to one industry source, sat alone in the lunch room, not conversing with his fellow owners. Teams from the American League East were unhappy that the Blue Jays improved dramatically, clubs from the National League Central and West were displeased that the four other NL East members would be able to feast on the carcass posing as the Marlins and there was a general sense of embarrassment over the Marlins cutting bait just one year after opening a new ballpark built overwhelmingly with public monies.”
It is really hard to disagree with the feelings of some of these other owners/general managers. It isn’t fair that the NL East should get to take advantage of these teams but that is the game of baseball. The NL Central had the Astros recently and the Pirates for the last two decades so those owners should probably not complain.
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