Dombrowksi Years and the Fire Sale of ’97

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 21:  President CEO General Manager David Dombrowski talks to the press during the retirement announcement of manager Jim Leyland at Comerica Park on October 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

With the Marlins all but finished for the 2015 campaign, news around the league is that Dave Dombrowski, who was recently let go by the Detroit Tigers, is fielding offers from several teams to overhaul their systems. Marlins fans, yearning for the good old days when the franchise seemed to matter, may be hoping a reunion of Dombrowski and the Marlins. Dombrowski put in the … [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 … [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...]