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Sources: Disappointing Marlins likely to replace top exec

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09:34 AM ET 09.08 | MLB Network's Peter Gammons, the dean of baseball information men, expects front office fallout following this dreadful Marlins season. Gammons e-mailed that "the feeling throughout the organization and in the general managers circle is that Marlins ownership will re-assign [president/baseball operations] Larry Beinfest and replace him with longtime aide Dan Jennings." Gammons added that "Beinfest carries a great deal of respect throughout the game and gets universal credit for holding the Marlins organization together for the last decade." Owner Jeffrey Loria declined to discuss Beinfest's job security last week, claiming the question was "not fair." Club sources won't be surprised if Beinfest is demoted, but we hear mixed opinion on who would be the likely successor. One team official believes there's a good chance Loria will turn not to Jennings, but to general manager Michael Hill, who is directly below Beinfest in the current hierarchy. But another team source said Jennings makes sense because he always has had Loria's ear.

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September 8, 2012  10:32 AM ET

If you make as many moves as the Marlins did and still play like crap, somebody has to lose his job.

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September 8, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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If you make as many moves as the Marlins did and still play like crap, somebody has to lose his job.

Do fire sales count as positive moves? This franchise makes more roster moves than a A-level minor league team.

September 8, 2012  11:30 AM ET

are the marlins to replace top executives?? about the the top talented players the one's they got from all those trades??

September 8, 2012  11:32 AM ET

this franchise needs to make the right moves, concerning their failure in this ugly season,,,

September 8, 2012  11:33 AM ET

They will remain buried in the cellar! You can't fire everybody and just about everybody is at Fault!

September 8, 2012  11:35 AM ET

They need to replace whoever it was who chose that uglyass new logo for their unis. They look like they're headed for a pride parade in those things.

September 8, 2012  11:37 AM ET

whos worse marlins or dolphins discuss

September 8, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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This is one organization that needs to bring in someone from outside the organization.What they've been doing for the last decade or so is not working.

Depends on what you think the goal is; if it is to make money for the owner, the franchise is working fine. If it is to play well enough once in a while to tempt the fans to continue buying tickets, then it is working fine. If the goal was to put a consistently competitive team on the field, then their plan has been a total failure.

As far as Beinfest goes, he has done precisely what the owner wants, but he might be sacrificed to fool the fans into thinking something different will happen next year.

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September 8, 2012  11:17 PM ET
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They need to replace whoever it was who chose that uglyass new logo for their unis. They look like they're headed for a pride parade in those things.

MLB should be ashamed for approving that logo and uniform.

September 9, 2012  03:27 PM ET
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If you make as many moves as the Marlins did and still play like crap, somebody has to lose his job.

Mike Stanton.

September 10, 2012  01:01 PM ET

wiseup: the ownershipcan't be blamed for skimping on payroll. However I'm not surewho decision it was to give up a coulpe of good prospects to get an over the hill Carlos LeeWho has seen his better days. Lee was not that productive at Houston. Houston got the better end of that deal. With The money Miami spent on free agents, the Marlins greatly underperformed. Ozzie guillen will join Beinfest looking for work.

 
September 10, 2012  01:06 PM ET

wiseup : At the Marlins Current state They wont be competitive for another 5 years

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