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David & Dan talk dollars & "sense" - Baseball (payroll)
Samson: "I'm excited about the players we don't know about" -
Samson: "It doesn't take a genius to sign Trevor Bauer".
Check out David's Podcast: "Nothing Personal with David Samson"
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David P. Samson (born February 26, 1968) is the former president of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball and now podcaster for CBS Sports. He was president of the Marlins from 2002 until new owner Derek Jeter dismissed him via a phone call, in September 2017. Various media sources incorrectly reported that Samson was fired via a text message. He received a text alert/push notification of his firing before the phone call.He held the title of Executive Vice President with the Montreal Expos from 1999 to 2002, working in both cities under team owner and former stepfather Jeffrey Loria. Samson was also a contestant on the reality TV program Survivor: Cagayan in 2014.
As President of the Marlins, Samson played a key role in negotiations to secure a public/private partnership to build a retractable roof ballpark which opened on April 4, 2012. He was one of the driving forces behind the rebranding of the franchise following the 2011 season. The rebranding, which was revealed on November 11, 2011, included the changing of the club's name from the Florida Marlins to Miami Marlins and changes to the team's logo and uniforms.
Several controversies have surrounded Samson's tenure in baseball, both in Montreal and Miami. Samson is known for his outspoken and unfiltered nature, especially in dealings with the media and major lawsuits have been filed in response to his business dealings on behalf of the Expos and Marlins.
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