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Jeffrey Loria from the Chronology
Feb 11, 2002 - Major league baseball owners approve the sales of the Florida Marlins and Montreal Expos. Florida owner John Henry is selling the Marlins to Jeffrey Loria for $158.5 million while Loria is selling the Expos to Baseball Expos LP a limited partnership owned by the other 29 teams for $120 million. The sales won't officially close until later this week.
Dec 6, 2001 - Major league baseball reportedly gives John Henry permission to sell the Florida Marlins to Montreal Expos owner‚ Jeffrey Loria. The Expos are expected to be either contracted or taken over by Major League Baseball‚ which would buy the team from Loria in case contraction is aborted‚ leaving him an opportunity to own the Marlins.
May 30, 2001 - The Expos fire manager Felipe Alou their skipper since May 1992. Owner Jeffrey Loria says the team has been underperforming and needs a change. The new manager is his long-time friend Jeff Torborg who is also an old friend of Alou's. The 66-year-old Alou with the Expos organization for 27 years turned down the job of managing the Dodgers after the 1997 season to stay in Montreal. A year later he called that a big mistake.