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Which Florida baseball team will rebuild quicker: Tampa Bay Rays or Miami Marlins?

The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins have wasted no time slashing payroll from their books in an effort to rebuild their respective teams. But who will be back on top sooner? Tampa Bay traded Evan Longoria, arguably the face of the franchise, shedding his huge contract and picking up prospects. The Miami Marlins dealt 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and other top players but will have enough payroll to invest in prospects and young players. What do you think? 

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It was a painful move trading away Evan Longoria, but it was a move that needed to be made. The Rays are in no position to compete with the Yankees or Red Sox with the roster they have now. Their only move is to get young talent to growlike when Ben Zobrist, David Price, and other prospects once flourished in the Rays farm system. 

Tampa Bay takes pride in fielding the best team with minimal payroll. If any team can get this rebuild off the ground and successful, it is the Rays.

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The Marlins moves have been criticized by former players and media alike. But these are the tough decisions Derek Jeter was tasked with when he was named CEO of the team.

Jeter is slashing payroll to financially stabilize Miami and, once that happens, he will use the knowledge he attained from playing with the Yankees to build a team that the fans deserve. He's already getting prospects to replenish the farm system, and this will be a class organization before you know it.

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Which Florida baseball team will rebuild quicker: Tampa Bay Rays or Miami Marlins?
A festive crown for the winner
#RaysFTW
#MarlinsFTW