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Front office meddling hurting Marlins?

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08:49 AM ET 08.05 | A Marlins official told us management has made too many staffing changes for its own good, pointing out the the offense has performed worse under hitting coach Eduardo Perez (.241, last in National League in runs), that it did under fired predecessors Jim Presley and John Mallee. (The Marlins were hitting .250 and 10th in runs scored when Mallee was dumped in June 2011.) "Hanley Ramirez won a batting title under Jim Presley," the official reminded. "You can't change guys all the time. You don't get rid of them if you can't replace them with anyone better." It might be awkward to dump Perez because his father Tony is a special assistant to the president. Keep in mind that Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez and Chris Coghlan did their best work under Mallee, but Marlins officials didn't like that he socialized with players, according to another team official.

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August 5, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Klusterfukk, thy name is the Marlins.

August 5, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Eduardo was a average ball player who jump from team to team. This is just another example of why the Fish are sinking instead of swimming with bad off season additions, bad trades during the season, and firing good coaches and replacing them with family members.

August 5, 2012  11:35 AM ET
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Eduardo was a average ball player who jump from team to team. This is just another example of why the Fish are sinking instead of swimming with bad off season additions, bad trades during the season, and firing good coaches and replacing them with family members.

Agree--You have to wonder if the un-named "official" isn't the next one slated for replacement.

August 5, 2012  12:37 PM ET

You know how easy it is to find a disgruntled or unhappy employee in any professional sports team? You could play pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey and probably bat .400 for sticking unhappy employees. I trust this story as much as I trust that the problem with the Marlins was their hitting coach....

August 6, 2012  08:21 AM ET

It's Called Reyes Poison!!!

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