Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was watching television Thursday night when ESPN's baseball analysts speculated that Florida might trade Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera in the next four months. "I saw Buster Olney talking about it. I looked at the TV and said, 'What the (heck) are you talking about?' " Loria said before Friday's game. "It's outrageous. It's utterly ridiculous. They're not going anywhere." Loria acknowledged that during his tenure here, no player has been untouchable. "It's never safe to assume anything in this game," he said, "but if we were going to go do something, we would have done something in the off-season." The Marlins did plenty in the off-season, trimming a $65 million payroll to about $15 million by unloading every key player on the 2005 roster except Willis and Cabrera.
Loria Calls Willis Trade Rumors Ridiculous