I've been reading a bunch of articles about the blockbuster trade that the Jays and Marlins have made and the general consensus is that Jeffrey Loria is the devil (atleast in the city of Miami). Marlin fans are extremely angry with this move, and more over it seems that this move in general actually hurts the entirety of the MLB. Again most of the blame lies directly on Jeffrey Loria, but the question I pose is should Alex Anthopoulos/Blue Jays ownership be held responsible for the damage that has been done?
The Jays brass were promising an increase in payroll. But who knew it would be by this much? The next question would be who else would be interested in a deal this massive. Though this trade is a huge boost to the Jays organization, it completely scuttled another franchise and alienated an entire fan base (who are paying for a new Marlins stadium). Should the Jays hold any responsibility for taking advantage of poor ownership moves?