It appears that the Marlins’ disappointing season will cost Ozzie Guillen his job. The Marlins are aggressively seeking a replacement for Guillen, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney writes (on Twitter). It’s not clear if Miami executives will fire Guillen before finding a replacement.
The Marlins acquired Guillen from the White Sox toward the end of the 2011 season, but the team fell short of expectations, finishing last in the NL East with a 69-93 record. Guillen has three years remaining on the four-year, $10MM contract he signed with the Marlins a year ago. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported last month that the Marlins would likely hire a low-priced alternative if they dismiss Guillen. Owner Jeffrey Loria will make the final call.
The Marlins talked extensively about Bo Porter before the Astros named the longtime coach their manager. Mike Lowell's name has come up in connection with the Marlins, but he won't be considered, according to the Miami Herald.
This sounds like it’s quickly becoming a job no one wants.
There is no job security. Guillen was a disaster, but it really is impossible to please Loria…
Take Bob Brenly, please.
You need therapy, hahaha.
This shows Loria is desperate for someone to make him look good and Beinfest.
Adios payason,,Good bye…
We will trade you Bobby Valentine.
69-93 for 69-93
Rays Bench Coach Dave Martinez. He was a finalist for the Houston Job. I hope he gets his chance.
If Terry Francona is feeling daring about his blood pressure he could always interview for the job…
I don’t know if this would make sense. Having seen a lot of Guillen (and having disagreed with his managing a lot too), I don’t think there’s much logic in cutting bait with that much money left on the contract after only one bad year. Ozzie is a decent manager who may not get you a perennial winner, but when you give him a decent team, he will make it competitive. Firing him now seems senseless, and like davengmusic said, this seems to be a job no one wants anyway.
If they expected him to be anything other than a distracting psychopath with mediocre managing skills they must have never seen him in action before.
Dave Martinez. If he doesn’t want it, I’ll do it until they find someone. Can’t hurt.
I understand Bobby Valentine should be available.
Because it’s his fault Heath Bell was a complete bust and ownership gave up on the team halfway through the season. Ozzie’s probably praying he gets fired, he gets paid either way. Better than managing a bunch of losers for the next 3 years. Ownership sold Miami a bill of goods then cut bait. F them, Ozzie’s gonna be Ozzie either way.
Honestly, Its not like they didn’t know what they were getting. Say what you will about Ozzie, but the team the front office assembled was miserable. If they had traded Hanley in the offseason they could’ve gotten a much better return. This team will be bad for the next 3 years.
Will the Marlins go after John Farrell too?
Everyone needs to be fired. I do not understand how Beinfest has job security either. Especially when a report came out saying Jennings and Loria wanted to throw money at Fielder while Sampson and Beinfest said no. Nothing to do with Fielder, but how do you have two sides fighting in on FO? The same article says this happens all the time in this FO. Loria needs to man up and fire his son in law. Sampson is the worst, but he is safe cause of his lies to get us a stadium. Since Loria isnt going anywhere he needs someone to tell him to shut up (he pushed heavy to sign Bell, Reyes, and Buck to the objection of many of his people).
On that note III_CC_You_Later said it down low,Ozzie is too oldschool. I dont like him as a manager.The season is not his fault but he did not help it and can not take this team in to the future. Plus the castro thing didnt help, then he comes out and defends Yunel Escobar for the maricon thing…he needs to shut up. The Escobar thing angered me immensely because after the Castro thing you would think that he would know when to keep quiet. He was also too quiet with his players this season, where was the firey Ozzie demanding more from his players? he was afraid of Loria and afraid from the Castro comments. Its a disaster in Miami. And most fans are so unrealistic around here, thinking next season will be better. NO, it wont. Next season i would be surprised if they won 65 games. All we have is Reyes and Stanton, when youre ace is Buehrle (not knocking him) you are in trouble.
Such a frustrating season….needed to get that out there…
What about Bobby V? He is a free agent manager now.
I love this, Loria and his stepson, David Sampson, and his friends Michael Hill and Larry Beinfest are all blaming this season on Guillen, sure not the best manager, but when he has to work with the worst owner in sports, and the worst front office in sports, I cannot blame him for this all.
Guillen is not the problem. The problem is Beinfest.