“Loria has invested a relative pittance in his product over the last five
seasons, and every year, the Marlins have competed, mainly because of
the good work of Larry Beinfest and the Florida managers and the other
folks in baseball operations. If Loria’s standard for success is only to
make the playoffs and that expectation has not been met and he wants to
play the blame game, well, he could look in the mirror.”
— Buster Olney, joining the almost unanimous chorus in criticizing Jeffrey Loria for his dismissal of Fredi Gonzalez.
If there is any justice in the world Gonzalez will take over the Braves job next year and wind up facing former Marlins’ manager Joe Girardi and his Yankees in the World Series.