When the-c'mon, you can say it—world champion Marlins started dumping players like overweight prom dates last off-season, fans went ballistic. Owner Wayne Huizenga was destroying a championship club. How could he? Why would he?
Well, according to Huizenga, for all the games his team won last season, they also lost a staggering $34 million. This season Florida (48-95 through Sunday) will almost certainly finish with the worst record in the majors, but at least the club will rake in some coin. The Marlins, whose payroll went from $52 million to $13 million, are expecting to generate $2 million in profits despite a drop in attendance of 7,804 per game through the weekend.