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08:18 AM ET 07.24 | Change may be coming in waves from Miami, which on Monday traded Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Tigers. Third baseman Hanley Ramirez could be the next to go; the Marlins tried to send him to the Boston Red Sox last week, and he could interest the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics and other clubs, makeup questions and all. Closer Heath Bell, the other player in the Marlins' proposed offer for Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford, also figures to be shopped aggressively -- though, as with Ramirez, the Marlins likely will need to pay a portion of his remaining salary in any deal. ... The Marlins also could move lesser pieces such as left-handed reliever Randy Choate.

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July 24, 2012  08:33 AM ET

And I thought they were building a team that would fill the seats in their new stadium?!?!?!

July 24, 2012  09:21 AM ET

I wonder if they can get a Cuban cigar for Ozzie?

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July 24, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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I wonder if they can get a Cuban cigar for Ozzie?

LMAO. Beat me to it!

July 24, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Weren't these guys considered contenders not all that long ago?

July 24, 2012  09:46 AM ET

This was such a perfect situation for Ozzie and as per usual, he couldn't stay out of his own way.

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July 24, 2012  10:14 AM ET

Ozzie: Guys I dont care watcha dink of my pink shirt.

July 24, 2012  10:48 AM ET

They got da Kiss of Reyes!!! Fun,Fun,Fun!

July 24, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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Where are all the folks who predicted a playoff spot for the Marlins now?

Havana?

July 24, 2012  11:57 AM ET
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They got da Kiss of Reyes!!! Fun,Fun,Fun!

Hahaha damn, I don't know why I laughed at this.

July 24, 2012  12:00 PM ET

marlins ownership does not care about winning, they care about money. they got the city to pay for the new ballpark, got a bunch of money during the first half of the season and are now going to trade the high priced players so they can try and make more money. these guys need to be out of baseball

July 24, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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marlins ownership does not care about winning, they care about money. they got the city to pay for the new ballpark, got a bunch of money during the first half of the season and are now going to trade the high priced players so they can try and make more money. these guys need to be out of baseball

Other than those two rings they won under the same ownership you mean?

July 24, 2012  12:37 PM ET
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Other than those two rings they won under the same ownership you mean?

BARTMAN!!!!!!!!!!!

July 24, 2012  01:22 PM ET
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Other than those two rings they won under the same ownership you mean?

The selling now is something we haven't seen before...

Usually they sell everyone after they've Won a championship...

This year, they made some bad decisions on FA's and have a bunch of guys under performing - but I think (with a couple of tweaks) they could have had another run next year.

July 24, 2012  01:45 PM ET
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The selling now is something we haven't seen before...Usually they sell everyone after they've Won a championship...This year, they made some bad decisions on FA's and have a bunch of guys under performing - but I think (with a couple of tweaks) they could have had another run next year.

I agree.

I don't recall predictions that this team would win the World Series--I recall people saying they were in a good place to win their division. And they were in the hunt until recently. It looks as though they have decided that Washington is going to keep on playing as they have been, and Miami won't be able to catch them. And playing for WC for a 1 game playoff isn't worth it.

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July 24, 2012  03:02 PM ET
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Couple of tweaks should mean HanRam is gone, and the team needs a legit 1B, and the bullpen needs upgrades, among other things.But I remember this spring, it seemed as if much of the baseball world had fallen in love with Miami and was predicting the playoffs.

Does anyone else think that Ozzie got WAY too much credit for the White Sox World Series run a few years back? Starting to seem like the vets on that team may have been the driving force behind that title, not the crazy man who somehow brought a team together.

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July 24, 2012  05:01 PM ET

eveybody knew all along the way, plus florida marlins had been known as a desmantle owner franchise for a very long time,,,,

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