"I’m about winning. I like to win. I love winning. I love Miami."
In his first interview since the team’s controversial trade with the Toronto Blue Jays in November, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said Monday night his team is not for sale and the breakup of the 69-win, last-place 2012 squad was necessary for the franchise to move forward.
“We didn’t break up the 1927 Yankees,” Loria said to a small group of writers invited to speak with him by his new public relations firm inside the high-end Diamond Club at Marlins Park.
“We broke up a losing ballclub that was going nowhere for two straight years. I’m about winning. I like to win. I love winning. I love Miami. I love this ballclub, and I love what we’ve done now. Little painful for a lot of people. But no pain no gain.”
Read more at the Miami Herald.