Not South Florida's fault
Why would baseball give up on South Florida? South Florida taxpayers paid $360 million to build a new ballpark and to improve the Marlins' chances of sustaining a competitive team.
South Florida didn't hire a risky manager. South Florida didn't gut the roster. Jeffrey Loria did.
If baseball could give up on Loria, that would be one thing. But it appears the owner didn't violate any rules with this fire sale, so there's not much that can be done. That said, baseball is a game filled with unwritten rules — and ways that they're policed. If there's some way for Bud Selig to throw a...