Marlins Notes: Guillen, Ramirez, Vazquez, Nunez

Ozzie Guillen will be the Marlins’ manager in 2012, when they break in their new stadium. Here’s some news on the Marlins with a focus on next year’s team… 

  • One GM told's Buster Olney that there's no way Guillen can co-exist with owner Jeffrey Loria, but Olney suggests the unpredictable Guillen will get along just fine with his new boss. Olney hears from one person who says Guillen adds value because he makes the Marlins interesting. 
  • Aramis Ramirez told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times that the Marlins are more attractive to him now that Guillen is there (Twitter link). "I wouldn't mind going there and playing," Ramirez said. 
  • Javier Vazquez pitched a complete game tonight, allowing two runs and five hits and striking out nine without allowing a walk. Teams would be interested in signing the surging Vazquez this offseason, but there's no guarantee the right-hander will pitch in 2012. Vazquez told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post that he'll decide on his future plans by December (Twitter link).
  • Leo Nunez or, as he is now known, Juan Carlos Oviedo, won't face charges in the Dominican Republic for assuming a false identity, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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11 Comments on "Marlins Notes: Guillen, Ramirez, Vazquez, Nunez"

4 years 6 days ago

aramis ramirez would look real good in the marlins lineup.  

4 years 6 days ago

I swear. You are like the weirdest person in baseball, Vazquez.

Tom McCoy
4 years 6 days ago

I like how Vazquez has a real crappy season, then comes back and is near lights out for a couple of long stretches. Then is crappy the next season. It would be dumb if a team signed him for a 1 year contract.

William Kafer
4 years 6 days ago

So you’re saying he should be signed to a multi-year deal?


4 years 6 days ago

Guillen makes the Marlins interesting? 

You know what makes a team interesting? A brand new ballpark and WINNING. Marlins only have half of that equation right with Miami Ballpark and Ozzie Guillen

4 years 5 days ago

What’s fair for Jairo Garcia (Santiago Casilla) is fair for Leo Nunez, uh, Juan Oviedo, that is….

4 years 5 days ago

Has anyone ever been to the Orange Bowl, particularly at night???  The new stadium is in the exact same location.  They’d better have a huge number of security police there for night games because that is no neighborhood to drive through at night.

4 years 5 days ago

Good Luck to you Ozzie, I was very sad to see you leave but happy for you getting your new challenge.  I think you play the Cubs next year in April,  I bet a lot of White Sox fans will be in attendance to see you beat the Cubs!  Best of luck and it will be fun to see how you turn the Marlins into a championship team!  Thank you for what you did for us, took 88 years, but you did it.  

4 years 5 days ago

Please tell me exactly what Ozzie did that allowed the 2005 Sox to:

1-Hit 200 HR’s (4th in the AL)
2-Post a team ERA of 3.61 (1st in the AL)
3-Induce career years from pitchers Jose Contreras, John Garland, Neal Cotts and Cliff Politte

Sox pitching coach (Don Cooper) should receive plaudits for the pitching success not Guillen. And what Guillen knows about hitting is of no consequence. 

Plus “Ozzieball” (i.e., “small ball”) was a fictional story created by writers groping for an angle and has been dismissed even by the Sox management (e.g., Asst. GM Rick Hahn). 

As far as postseason winners, they typically are teams that get hot at the right time since 5-game and 7-games series lend themselves to such hot streaks.

I wish people would realize that managers have little to do with the outcome of games much less seasons. If you find a manger entertaining, so be it. But it simply comes down to whether the hitters are hitting well and the pitchers are pitching well and managers don’t do either. 

As far as strategic managerial moves, Guillen (like most “old school” types) can’t bunt enough even with evidence that sacrifice bunts reduce scoring odds. But then Guillen doesn’t rely on “new school” information. 

Guillen is nothing more than a dinosaur with a bombastic personality in modern managerial times. And when his personality and Loria’s combine the resulting explosion may register on the Richter scale.    

Finally, if you think Guillen is going to win a championship in a division with Philadelphia, Atlanta and an up-and-coming Washington team, then you’re going to have along wait. 

Unless, of course, Guillen’s personality and joke-telling come to the rescue.  


4 years 5 days ago

Please come back Javy.

4 years 5 days ago

Cubs do a sign and trade for Ramirez; Ricky Nolasco and Matt Dominguez for Aramis Ramirez.