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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Marlins Competitive Spring Training and More

Looks like there is a lot of discussion about things on the field all of a sudden for the Marlins. Let's sift through some notables: Marlins add 31 non-roster players to their Spring Training roster and the Sun-Sentinel has the names. They have more players reporting to camp (71) than wins last season (69). Competitive advantage? Or bargain hunting? Beinfest notes the … [Read more...]

Free Agent Options for Marlins Heading Into 2013 Are Slight

Let's pretend for a second that the Marlins had loads of money to spend on free agency this 2012-2013 offseason. Who would they target? What would their game plan be? What assets would fit? Keep in mind, the stated goal of the front office is to improve on last season's win total and NOT to finish in last place in their division. The 69 wins from last year, despite a $111M … [Read more...]