|No spending spree for Marlins at winter meetings|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 13:02|
The Marlins' brief era as big spenders ended this year when the team with the biggest payroll in franchise history flopped. That prompted the Marlins' latest dismantling, which included a blockbuster selloff trade with Toronto two weeks ago.
The trade left Miami with a projected payroll of about $43 million, which meets owner Jeffrey Loria's budget for 2013. So the team's unlikely to swing any big deals at the meetings that begin Monday.
The Marlins made a big splash at the meetings in Dallas a year ago, when they signed shortstop Jose Reyes, left-hander Mark Buehrle and closer Heath Bell to deals totaling $191 million.