The Miami Marlins are having a very disappointing season which may call for shakeups on the field and off the field in the executive box. There have also been rumors about manager Ozzie Guillen‘s job security.
However, even though Guillen is having a disappointing season in his first season with the club and got into some hot water in April with comments about former leader of Cuba Fidel Castro, Guillen is unlikely to lose his job according to some baseball executives which could lead a major change in the front office.
Even though team president David Samson said that he “can’t imagine being in the game,” without president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest, it may be Beinfest that loses his job before anyone else does. Beinfest was responsible for the Guillen signing, the Heath Bell, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle signings and trading away former third baseman Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers.
With all of those major offseason and mid-season transactions, there has not been any improvement in the ball club. The team is in last place of the NL East but could be fourth if the New York Mets keep slipping. Reyes is not going to win any batting title, Bell lost his closing spot and Buehrle has been his average self.
The offseason is going to be look forward to a lot for the Marlins as they may spend more money to acquire top level talent. It has to translate into wins and revenue though. The Marlins are averaging only 27,523 in 70 home games at the new Marlins Park. That is ranked in the middle of the pack in baseball.
The team has to start to win ball games if they want to see more fans come to the ball park on a regular basis.
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