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Yahoo baseball writer loves bashing the Marlins

By: Andy Slater

There are many people that dislike the Marlins. Yahoo Sports baseball writer Jeff Passan seems to be one of those many and he spreads the message annually.

Passan posted a piece on Tuesday on how Barry Bonds would regret becoming a Marlins hitting coach if he accepts the reported offer. 

"For there is no greater set of fools in baseball than Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson," Passan wrote. 

If you missed Passan's other "I don't like the Marlins" stories, here they are for your reading enjoyment:

(July 2012Marlins' Jeffrey Loria and David Samson conned Miami, lined their pockets and held a fire sale.

(Nov. 2012) Marlins trade is a baseball tragedy, and Bud Selig deserves his share of blame.

(Feb. 2013) Jeffrey Loria's spin cycle: Separating fact from flack for Marlins fans.

(Nov. 2014) Giancarlo Stanton playing a dangerous game: believing in the Marlins.

My apologies if I missed any. 

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Marlins president says Jose Fernandez isn't available, but team will listen

By: Andy Slater (@AndySlater)

Marlins team president David Samson appeared on 940-AM WINZ Thursday morning. Show host Jeff DeForrest asked Samson to respond to the report that the team's ace was on the trade block.

"We're definitely not shopping Jose Fernandez, not a chance. He's not available," Samson told DeForrest.

Confusingly, though, moments later it sounded as if Samson wasn't totally ruling a Fernandez trade.

"I don't see it as possible of him going anywhere, but teams come up with some crazy ideas, so it's our responsibility to always listen," Samson said. 

The star pitcher's name came up in a report earlier this week, signifying a trade for him may happen sooner than later.

On Wednesday, I reported on the chaotic culture inside the Marlins clubhouse. Some players, coaches, and management were unhappy with Fernandez. 

Fernandez isn't eligible for free agency until the 2018 season concludes.