INSIDER: Baseball wise, the future is bleak

The Beast
May 19, 2017 - 3:58 pm

The Marlins just finished a home stand during which they went 1-8. Per usual, the crowds were small, despite the paid attendance that gets announced by the club every night. This team is flailing with one of the worst records in Major League Baseball, and the hope that they will rebound is just not there. ​ Baseball wise, the future is bleak. The farm system doesn't have much to offer the big club, and aside from one or two players on the big club, there's not much to offer another team to make a splash in the trade market. 
With interest waning, as usual, there's only one hope to be a draw at the ballpark: new ownership. We know Jeffrey Loria is trying to sell the team. Will it be the Romney group or the Jeb/Jeter group? That we don't know. However, new ownership, is the only thing that can buy this club some time and a bit of a grace period to rebuild at the MLB level and restock the farm system.  I sense fans that refused to put money in Loria's pockets will come out of the woodwork to finally go see the new ballpark when new ownership takes over. Whoever takes over the reigns will have a few years that the public will give them to get things together, but they better get the baseball operations right or even the most popular owner won't be done any favors by South Floridians. 

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