[QUOTE]Originally posted by Chill:
"The committment to fielding a championship team was apparent with this season's splits with Boston and New York, wasn't it?"
Commitment from ownership? Check the standings from last June. At that point the J's had a better record than the Marlins & their owner spent NADA to improve that team, in fact they dumped Shannon Stewart's salary for next to nothing just to field a cheaper team, not a better team.
The Marlins on the other hand picked up Helling, Conine & Urbina. That's the commitment I'm talking about.