Marlins Lifting Ban on Facial Hair – Sort Of

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Maybe the Marlins newest asset had something to do with it. Maybe it was the success he had enjoyed while being a part of a unique clubhouse. Either way you look at it, the Marlins have decided to lift their ban on facial hair - another sign that perhaps Jeffrey Loria is loosening up the reigns on control of his franchise. And Jarrod Saltalamacchia couldn't be happier. The Miami Herald … [Read more...]

Is Jeffrey Loria Relinquishing Control?

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The best move the Marlins may make this offseason could come without a press release or a player donning a new cap. According to Barry Jackson, the Marlins may be transitioning into a new era with Jeffrey Loria stepping back his presence and control over his club. Jackson relates, through a source, that Loria is apparently happier with his baseball people these days and the direction of the … [Read more...]

Michael Hill, Dan Jennings promoted to Miami Marlins’ front office – Miami Marlins – MiamiHerald.com

The pecking order has changed in the Miami Marlins’ front office hierarchy, but the names — for the most part — remain the same.So does the goal: putting the last-place Marlins back on a winning track.Michael Hill was promoted Sunday from general manager to president of baseball operations, succeeding Larry Beinfest, who was ousted from that position Friday.In another move, Dan Jennings was named … [Read more...]

Are the Marlins in Trouble?

They have fired their president of baseball operations but there is little sense that the Marlins are improving their organization. In fact, the argument can be made that their best baseball mind has gone packing. So how are things going to get better? If Jeffrey Loria has a moment of clarity and decides to defer to his hired experts. The reason why Larry Beinfest was forced out wasn't … [Read more...]

Is a front office shakeup going to solve the Marlins’ woes?

Hans Christian Anderson wrote a tale nearly 200 years ago that continues to be relevant today. It was a simple tale; two tailors were brought before an emperor, who wished to indulge in his fetish for clothing. The tailors claimed they would make clothing from an invisible fabric - a fabric that was only invisible to those who were incompetent. So the emperor's court pretended to be able to see … [Read more...]

Marlins “relieve” Beinfest of his duties

The Marlins decided to make some changes to their front office today, firing president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest. The rumors had been circulating recently, and for the 2nd year in a row, but after some days of silence, Jeffrey Loria released a statement: “Effective immediately, I have relieved Larry Beinfest of his duties so that he may pursue other opportunities. Larry has worked … [Read more...]

Marlins Dynasty: What Could Have Been?

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As I go around town lately, everyone is donning Miami Heat paraphernalia. It's good to see endless speculation about your Heat, too - the praise is finally nice to see. History has been rewritten. Lebron James has transitioned from villain to good guy as the result of winning. And I can't help but wonder is this will happen for the Miami Marlins, too. Can Jeffrey Loria migrate from sourpuss … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Loria Continues to Get Bad Press; Accusations of Meddling

Is Jeffrey Loria the devil? Or evil mastermind? Or just smarter than we all think?

It has been denied yet the stories still continue to circulate. In what is being called "flip-gate", people still don't want to acknowledge that Loria did not make the call. It was stated that Jose Fernandez's start was flipped with Ricky Nolasco because of the expectation over weather conditions in Minnesota on this past Tuesday, but fans are still more inclined to believe Loria personally … [Read more...]

Is Jeffrey Loria Meddling with the Marlins Again?

Jose Fernandez was slated to pitch in the second game of a doubleheader against the Twins on Tuesday. Ricky Nolasco was slated to start the day game - but a switch was made. Nolasco got the word at 10:30 in the morning, went back to his hotel and adjusted. He was a bit frustrated based on the report, but he got through it - and even got his first win of the season. "I was told at 10:30," Nolasco … [Read more...]

Could a Down Season Lead to a Long Term Deal For Giancarlo Stanton in Miami?

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The Marlins have no incentive to trade Giancarlo Stanton - yet. Sure, he is arbitration eligible after this season, but he is not free agent eligible until after the 2016 season. But don't expect that to mean that he will stay with the Marlins long term. When Miguel Cabrera became arbitration eligible in 2007, he went from making $472K to $7.4M (the Marlins were offering $6.7M). He was later … [Read more...]