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
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