Why the Marlins hit the “restart button”
JUPITER, Fla. — Dramatic changes were necessary, according Marlins’ management, because the squad from a year ago just didn’t click.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, speaking to reporters on Monday night at Marlins Park, called the makeover a “restart.”
“It’s called hitting the restart button, because it didn’t work,” Loria said. “I understand the [public] feeling. I have no interest in endless losing. We had two years of that. I want to see us get back to our winning ways.
“We had a number of years during the last decade where we had lots of successful seasons with low payrolls. Now, we’re in a building where the payrolls should go up. We envision that.”
Marlins payroll is expected to be in the $40 million range, after being at $100 million in 2012.
For the next few seasons, the Marlins plan on building around young roster.
— Joe Frisaro