Say what you will about President Trump, but he might've just saved the Miami Marlins.
The title of "worst organization in sports" gets thrown around a lot, but the Marlins are almost always near the top of the list, and owner Jeffrey Loria is a big reason why. Loria has forced rebuilds, handed big time money to stars who never panned out, traded the stars that did pan out for pennies on the dollar, and is a source of annoyance for baseball fans everywhere.
However, Loria is in line to sell the Marlins and accept a position in the Trump administration. That's something Marlins fans everywhere are hoping for.
To review: Jeffrey Loria, who might be selling the Marlins to the Kushner family, reportedly is in line to become US Ambassador to France.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 15, 2017
Loria is apparently trying to sell the Marlins in order to accept the position of Ambassador to France. He would have to give up his ownership stake in the team to do so, but it's a good thing he's not handing it off to somebody else with plans to return anytime soon.
It's interesting that he's trying to sell the Marlins to the Kushner family. Jared Kushner is Trump's son-in-law, and while it's his brother buying the team, it's a sketchy situation at best. Such is life under this new administration, though.
The real question is: What did France do to upset Trump so bad that they're stuck with Loria now?