(BaseballStL) -- Sometimes it takes a ridiculous move from someone else to realize how good you actually have it. Example: the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins have seemingly traded away their entire 2012 Opening Day roster after reports of them shipping Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto.
The fans and taxpayers are rightfully livid about the reported trade after the Marlins opened a new stadium last season and signed big-name players such as Reyes, Buehrle and Heath Bell to help bring in decent attendance. All three players are now gone.
This highlights the ugly part of sports when businessmen take over and leave the fans out to dry.
Every season, fans from around the league point and laugh at the empty seats during Marlins games. This is exactly the reason why.
Who would want to watch a collection of Triple-A talent play quality big league clubs such as the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves? Unfortunately, the Marlins were able to get out of Sun Life Stadium, a football venue, and build a new one meaning the team will likely not be on the move out of Miami anytime soon.
The Marlins owner, Jeffrey Loria, is the worst thing to ever happen to baseball. His greed has further ruined a crippling fanbase and has disgraced a sport with his terrible business moves of duping his own fans.
The only thing that will be worth watching this season at Marlins Park will be the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
Cardinals fans should consider themselves fortunate that their team has never had to endure the terrible business moves that the Marlins fans have dealt with. Although the Cardinals may not always go after the biggest free agents, they always seem to make the right move that makes the most sense in any given situation.
Just be sure to give thanks to you not being a Marlins fan this Thanksgiving.