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The Marlins have "conceded defeat" in the Aroldis Chapman bidding

Jan 7, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

So tweets Marlins beat writer Clark Spencer.

As was reported yesterday, Florida wasn’t really able and/or interested in matching the money Chapman is being offered from the Angels and the Blue Jays. Instead, they were hoping that the home-away-from-home culture of Miami would help lure the young Cuban to south Florida, making up for the lower cash offer.

My guess is that Chapman realized that even if those considerations matter to him, (a) Miami is much nicer between November and February than it is in the middle of summer; and (b) you can get a perfectly good ropa vieja and plantain plate in Toronto or L.A. these days, so like, what’s the point?

  1. Old Gator - Jan 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Seems like I read that line about the ropa vieja somewhere before. But thanks for adding the plantains. No self-respecting cafe Cubano would serve the ropa straight up. FYI the moro in Toronto is pretty good too.
    Marlins “conceded defeat.” That’s really funny. What’s funnier is if they think they fooled anyone, which might mean that David Samson is even dumber than I thought – although, frankly, that would be quite the stretch. The educable retarded were snorting with laughter when they read about the Feesh’s offer. It took sportswriters and bloggers to take it seriously.

  2. Adam Adkins - Jan 7, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    I’m pretty sure that Chapman will go to the highest bidder, which means he is waiting for–shock!–the Yankees to swoop in.

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