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08:17 AM ET 08.08 | A fun offseason has given way to an awful summer for the Marlins. In the winter, the Marlins had new money, new players, a new ballpark and a new manager who was "a perfect fit." ... The strong belief around the Marlins is that this season's failures will lead owner Jeffrey Loria to shake up his long-stable front office. The moves could be drastic, and could extend to the top of the team's baseball structure, where Larry Beinfest could be replaced. Beinfest has run the baseball operations department for all 11 years that Loria has owned the Marlins, first as general manager and more recently as president, baseball operations. Loria declined comment Tuesday. [David Samson] would only say that "we're all worried [about jobs], and we should be."

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August 8, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Good Morning Boys!!

August 8, 2012  09:09 AM ET

First thing on the change list: Ozzie's T&R picture.

August 8, 2012  09:20 AM ET

Hey Loria! Get rid of that midget son in law, David Samson.

August 8, 2012  09:40 AM ET

What a joke , Thanks for finally spending a few bucks to motivate the fans , only to rip it apart after half a season. House cleaning from top to bottom is long overdue.

August 8, 2012  09:43 AM ET

What a pathetic organization that swindled the taxpayers for that new stadium. The sad thing is the Marlins have as many World Series Titles as my Phillies yet established we were in 1883 while they were established in 1993!

August 8, 2012  10:17 AM ET

so who has the pathetic organization?

August 8, 2012  10:28 AM ET

It is simple the person or persons who pull the trigger on off season signings, terrible trades during the season, and maybe even motor mouth needs to go.

August 8, 2012  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

so who has the pathetic organization?

My Phillies did for about 100 of their 129 years of existence!

August 8, 2012  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

My Phillies did for about 100 of their 129 years of existence!

Yeah that's a real bummer.

August 8, 2012  11:23 AM ET

the marlins got just about everything new,, except new GM and new owner, now the owner and the GM should know better, nobody can win championships in the first try,,,

August 8, 2012  11:25 AM ET

perhaps the marlins should be moved to the american west division,,,, who knows they may have better %% in winning the pennant or get in the playoffs by the wildcard??

August 8, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

so who has the pathetic organization?

right now as it is???
the red sox,
the indians,
the padres,
the astros,
the royals,
the twins,
the mariners,
the colorado rockies,
the blue jays,
the phillies?? doubtfull,

August 8, 2012  11:32 AM ET

there are worse organizations,,,, the indians are always starting good then they fade away smootly,,
the royals had been the worse organization for more than 15 years or so,,
the mariners are another bad organization they just can't find the right door bell in either direction,,,

August 8, 2012  11:34 AM ET

The Marlins should have been more patient. Even the incredibly talented Heat needed a season to gel before winning a championship.

August 8, 2012  11:35 AM ET

Yesterday's story from Miami said the problem was the owner who ignored the baseball people and signed bad contracts. Today's story is that the baseball people are likely to be fired. Moral: don't talk bad about the owner.

August 8, 2012  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The Marlins should have been more patient. Even the incredibly talented Heat needed a season to gel before winning a championship.

That's the exact opposite of how the Marlins have won their two World Series. They're a flash-in-the-pan franchise, and I see no reason that will ever change.

August 8, 2012  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

there are worse organizations,,,, the indians are always starting good then they fade away smootly,,the royals had been the worse organization for more than 15 years or so,,the mariners are another bad organization they just can't find the right door bell in either direction,,,

I agree as atleast the Marlins have had 2 parades in their history. Teams like Indians and Cubs haven't won World Series for a LONG time, and then you have teams like the Padres, Rays, Rockies, Nationals/Expos, Astros, Mariners, and Brewers who have NEVER won a World Series.

August 8, 2012  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

That's the exact opposite of how the Marlins have won their two World Series. They're a flash-in-the-pan franchise, and I see no reason that will ever change.

So long as Loria owns them, you're absolutely right.

 
August 8, 2012  01:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

That's the exact opposite of how the Marlins have won their two World Series. They're a flash-in-the-pan franchise, and I see no reason that will ever change.

That doesn't mean they SHOULDN'T change. They brought in great talent in the off-season, a WS winning Manager, and have a revitalized fan base in a new stadium - yet they're flushing it all down the toilet after 2/3 of a season of mediocre results. Besides, you're wrong on how they won their titles. They won by bringing in high-priced talent to strengthen a core of young, promising home-grown talent - exactly what they are doing now. Just give it a little time...

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