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OT: Ozzie Guillen Fired 

Post#1 » by BIGGIEsmalls 23 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:50 pm

Ozzie Guillen was fired Tuesday after one year as manager of the last-place Miami Marlins, whose promising season began to derail in April when his laudatory comments about Fidel Castro caused a backlash.

Miami's next manager will be the fifth for owner Jeffrey Loria since early 2010. Two managers he fired made the playoffs this year. The Marlins still owe Guillen $7.5 million for the three years remaining on his contract.

"After careful consideration following the disappointment of the 2012 season, we decided to dismiss Ozzie," president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said in a statement. "Our managerial search begins immediately and our hope is that a new manager, along with roster improvements, will restore a winning culture."

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Re: OT: Ozzie Guillen Fired 

Post#2 » by DaveMeyers » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:36 pm

I would have waited to fire him, but there were definitely changes to be made with the season Miami had.
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Re: OT: Ozzie Guillen Fired 

Post#3 » by BIGGIEsmalls 23 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:40 am

DaveMeyers wrote:I would have waited to fire him, but there were definitely changes to be made with the season Miami had.

They not only got rid of him, but they basically just got rid of every star player on the team.

The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a multiple-player trade that would send shortstop Jose Reyes and pitcher Josh Johnson to Toronto, sources told ESPN.

Also going to Toronto would be pitcher Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio.

"Just about any (Marlins) player making money is going to Toronto," a source told ESPN.

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The Blue Jays are sending shortstop Yunel Escobar, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis and prospects Jake Marisnick (OF), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS), Justin Nicolino (LHP) and Anthony DeSclafani (RHP) to the Marlins, sources told ESPN.

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Since the start of the 2012 season, Miami has fired Guillen and dealt Bell (Diamondbacks), infielder Hanley Ramirez (Dodgers), starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (Tigers) and second baseman Omar Infante (Tigers). The Marlins also acquired first baseman Carlos Lee in a trade.

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