Fernandez will be a free agent after six seasons. Had the Marlins stashed him in the minor leagues for the season's first 11 days – a time during which Fernandez made only one start – he would not have been eligible for free agency until 2019.
This is not the first time Loria has tried to tinker with his team's on-field product. Loria, one source said, also made lineup suggestions to Ozzie Guillen, the team's previous manager. Guillen ignored them.
So by not stashing Fernandez in the minors he's elligible for free agency after 6 years and if they had put him in the minors he wouldn't be a free agent til 2019? Is my math that bad?
Miami is not known as a great sports town
Yes he is the worst owner in sports. He killed the Expos for which I shall never forgive and is doing the same to the Marlins now.