Quick Hits: Marlins, Blue Jays, Phillies, Dodgers

Sunday afternoon linkage..

  • Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is angry at manager Ozzie Guillen for comments the manager made that were critical of him, a person who spoke with team officials told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  Guillen made a series of comments on Friday that touched on his own job security and Loria's relationship with previous managers.  Earlier today we ran down the latest news out of Miami.
  • Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters, including Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, that he believes the Orioles' success is due in large part to their strong bullpen.  Looking ahead, Anthopoulos says that he hopes to emulate that.
  • Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer previews what the 2013 Phillies might look like and sees a team with Chase Utley at third and a big ticket acquisition in centerfield.  The feeling around the club is that the high-priced pickup will be someone like B.J. Upton or Michael Bourn.
  • While some have posited that the Dodgers' woes are due to a lack of team chemistry, some club officials believe that the team is plagued by raised expectations, writes Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  The Dodgers went from David to Goliath in the blink of an eye, which has led some to believe that a number of hitters are pressing.