The blockbuster deal in which three-quarters of the Miami Marlins are to be sent to Toronto in return for a bag of balls has yet to be officially approved by MLB. At the moment, commissioner Bud Selig is reviewing the details of the trade. Publicly, he’s saying that he’s considering the “anger” of Marlins fans (both of them!) and what’s best for baseball; his direct comment is, “I am very protective of this sport.”
But is that really what’s weighing on his mind? Or is there something else hanging over his head that bothers him much more about this deal?