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On The Wire: Pigs get fat, hogs get the SEC’s attention

On Saturday, the Miami Herald reported the following: Federal authorities have opened a wide-ranging investigation into the Miami Marlins’ controversial ballpark deal with Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami, demanding financial information underpinning nearly $500 million in bond sales … Continue reading

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Miami Marlins Stadium Agreement: What Went Right

David Samson has lied so often with his public comments about the Marlins finances, he is understandably ignored even when making a good point. David meet Aesop, he no Hee-seop [Choi]. Here are Samson’s comments as reported in Juan C. … Continue reading

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Larry Beinfest: Hyman Roth’s Progeny?

Tom Hagen, he of German-Irish descent, quote from G2: Roth, he … he played this one beautifully Hyman Roth meet Larry Beinfest. The kid’s been running molasses out of Jamestown, Greenboro, Jupiter and New Orleans. He always make money for … Continue reading

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Cash Rich and Honor Poor

In business, there are times when bad news is released and there is no apparent reaction because the information had been anticipated and already discounted. So it was yesterday in Miami, when Jeffrey Loria admitted lying and no one was … Continue reading

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When It’s Not A Game

Very nice article today by Juan C. Rodriguez, the Marlins writer with the Sun-Sentinel. The article gives a difficult story — about an 18-year-old brain tumor victim, Amy Donnelly, daughter of former Marlins coach Rich Donnelly — a local connection. … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Piggies

It was the best of [MLB] crimes [profitable], it was the worst of [MLB] crimes [dishonorable] I was hoping that my headline could read, “pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” But as you will soon read, the hogs assault on … Continue reading

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Is Double-A the New Triple-A?

If you were once a position player with a MLB team and find yourself in Triple-A, unless it’s a rehab assignment, be afraid, be very afraid. The odds are high that you are not in your team’s future plans. In … Continue reading

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Forbes Florida Marlins Valuation was 97.4% Accurate

I thought I had been following this issue closely, but in preparing a longer post regarding the stadium deal, I came across an amazing number in the Florida Marlins Ballpark Project Report issued on January 22, 2008 by Miami-Dade County … Continue reading

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Hanley Ramirez signing – Change in strategy?

Please click on spreadsheet to enlarge or print. At first glance, the signing of Hanley Ramirez appeared to signal a shift in philosophy for the Florida Marlins management. If there was going to be a shift, this would have been … Continue reading

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