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Baseball experts react via twitter to Loria reportedly selling the team

During a boring offseason, you can always count on Jeffrey Loria to liven it up

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This MLB offseason was quiet. Too quiet. Looks like that is about to change.

According to Forbes, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has a handshake agreement to sell the team for $1.6 Million. Not many other details are known, aside from the reported winning bidder being a real estate developer from New York.

Marlins fans have been waiting for this news for a long time. Nothing is official but if this comes to fruition, this will make a lot of people very happy; including Loria. $1.6 billion is a lot of Benjamins.

The Marlins refused to comment when reached by Jon Heyman. This isn’t much of a surprise.

This is a really big deal. Forbes had the Marlins valued at $675 million. So either teams are worth a lot more than expected or Loria really is a masterful businessman.

Former players are linked to ownership groups all the time. Don’t be surprised if a familiar name is involved with the potential winning bid.

As mentioned in our reaction piece, there is a possibility that there is no buyer.

Jonah Keri wrote a fantastic article a couple months ago detailing how Loria turned a $12 million investment in the Expos into full ownership of the Marlins.

Ouch.