Not only did Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria anger Giancarlo Stanton with last winter's payroll slashing but he irritated Stanton's agent Joel Wolfe by vetoing the Marlins front office's recent decision to bring infielder Chris Valaika back to the team. Marlins people believe Loria did that because Valaika told the Marlins that ousted hitting coach Tino Martinez (Loria's hand-picked choice) was verbally abusive. Valaika never went to the Marlins to complain; management asked him about Martinez's missteps when they heard his name from other players.