Marlins bring hope and expectations

Updated: November 3, 2003, 8:12 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • How much eccentricity should a team tolerate from a star player? It depends on his salary. John Harper of the New York Daily News opines that at a lesser price tag, Manny Ramirez's foibles would be tolerable, but at $20 million, he is just too unpredictable to justify his actions.

  • Now that the Marlins have won it all, other small market teams will get notions that they can do the same. Not only that, but their fans and local writers will too. With that in mind, Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union says the Padres have lost the ability to shout poormouth.


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