Marlins president David Samson said executives, coaches and players share responsibility for the team’s disappointing season, Barry Bloom of MLB.com reports. Samson also discussed the team’s recent trades and potential next moves in the interview with Bloom. Here are the highlights:
- Samson characterized manager Ozzie Guillen’s first year on the job as disappointing. “It just didn't turn out the way we thought it would when we drew it up,” he said. “That's how life goes sometimes.”
- Samson said he can’t “imagine being in the game" without president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest. However, he stopped short of saying Beinfest has complete job security. Owner Jeffrey Loria will evaluate all of his employees after the season, Beinfest included.
- The Marlins traded Hanley Ramirez, their longtime star, because they felt it was time to move on without him. “We just realized we couldn't win with him. It was that simple,” Samson said.
- Owner Jeffrey Loria said he’s asked his staff for recommendations and will start making evaluations toward the end of the season. Loria declined to speak about Guillen and Beinfest in specifics earlier in the week.
I wonder if Hanley stays in L.A after his contract is up
Samson should be fired before any other personnel moves are made.
Tough to fire the owner’s son.
Son in law… Divorces happen? I’ll take anything to get him out of that front office, off the radio, and banished from all other forms of media.
Adopted son. Sorry ’bout your luck. Divorce lawyer can’t fix nepotism.
They couldn’t win with Hanley at 3B, but they can win with Donnie Murphy. Got it.
Donnie Murphy has that something special that draws in the fans and sell a ton of Murphy jerseys unlike Hanley.
They need to get rid of Samson and Loria they’re the reason why the Marlins won’t win again until they leave.
The Pirates would have been a better fit for Hanley and the Pirates lineup.