Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado writes letter to Bud Selig regarding Marlins trade

11/16/2012 at 6:26 pm By



Earlier this week the Miami Marlins agreed to a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays which includes Miami’s prized free agent signing of last offseason, Jose Reyes, and two-time All-Star starting pitcher Josh Johnson. As expected, Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was pleased with the news. A few Marlins players were in disbelief. Even other owners were upset with Jeffrey Loria.

Fans were anything but happy as well, given that the new $500 million-plus Marlins Park was predominantly publicly funded. The people of Miami have every right to be upset.

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado is among those who would prefer to see the trade not go through. Commissioner Bug Selig, who is aware of the outrage around Miami, is reviewing the trade but will do what is in the best interest of Major League Baseball. As part of his evaluation process Selig can take into account this letter from Regalado.
Letter to Bud


Regalado also had a message for Jeffrey Loria, who the Mayor isn’t a fan of. Shocker. It’s also not surprising Loria didn’t have much to say at this week’s MLB owners’ meetings in Chicago.

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4 Comments so far

  1. gino canale

    on 11/17/2012 - Reply

    … and, in 5 years, the Marlins will be threatening to move unless certain concessions are made by the city despite the fact that the city and its citizens were duped into paying for a brand new stadium that will barely ever sellout

  2. Peter

    on 11/18/2012 - Reply

    If Loria threatens to move the team then Bud Selig should invoke “Best interest of baseball” clause and force ownership to sell the team or MLB will take over the Miami Marlins. Maybe Mr. Loria thinks he can live again off the revenue sharing the lower tier teams receive. After all he’ll receive about 50-60 million a year from the new television contracts which begin in 2014 plus having MLB pay him not to support the fan base

  3. L

    on 11/18/2012 - Reply

    This is just getting ridiculous. A trade is a trade seriously how long does it take to approve this. IF this doesn’t go through i’m gonna snap. If it was the Yankees or Red Sox this would of been approved days ago!

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