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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Marlins fire Ozzie Guillen

Guillen had three years and $7.5MM remaining on his contract with Miami. Bench coach Joey Cora has also been dismissed, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports

Think that Loria could find a better use for $7.5 mill?

Mike Emeigh Posted: October 23, 2012 at 03:57 PM | 38 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bunyon Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4280818)
Shocking.
   2. RJ in TO Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:03 PM (#4280822)
And yet saddening. I was looking forward to another round of Ozzie's "Manic in Miami" tour.
   3. DA Baracus Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4280827)
Boston's impatience cost them a chance at Guillen. What a shame.
   4. zonk Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:05 PM (#4280832)
I hate it when something is so obvious it is no longer as hilarious as it should be.

Much as I dislike the ChiSox, I am still hoping Jhan Martinez turns into a shutdown closer...
   5. The District Attorney Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4280833)
Huh, I guess Guillen/Cora are a package deal; Cora has often been discussed as future manager material, so I don't think you'd fire him just for kicks.

It'll be interesting to see whether Guillen and Cora can overcome this semi-disaster and get managerial jobs. I suppose the answers are "probably" and "who knows", respectively.

   6. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:11 PM (#4280843)
If you don't count Brandon Hyde's one-game tenure from 2011, Guillen finishes with the worst winning percentage in Marlins history.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4280849)
Bobby Valentine is available.
   8. TerpNats Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM (#4280863)
Who gets this job, and who gets Toronto? If you had to choose one or the other, which would you take?
   9. Swedish Chef Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4280870)
Think that Loria could find a better use for $7.5 mill?

Bet there is an obscure clause that allows Loria to pay the balance in Monopoly money.
   10. Derb Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:29 PM (#4280879)
#8, definitely Toronto. You'd have to be crazy to go to Miami. Therefore, you can expect Valentine to be named the next Marlins manager.
   11. zonk Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4280897)
You'd have to imagine that the media is wearing black today out of mourning...
   12. madvillain Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM (#4280915)
Well, Guillen's sons can now go on a 182 character rant.
   13. Mike Emeigh Posted: October 23, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4280929)
If you had to choose one or the other, which would you take?


Toronto, and it's not particularly close. The Marlins are in absolute disarray from top to bottom at this point.

-- MWE
   14. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4280944)
Think that Loria could find a better use for $7.5 mill?

Bet there is an obscure clause that allows Loria to pay the balance in Monopoly money.


"Bud, it's Mr. Loria. Put me down for another seven and a half on my check this year, that Mexican guy I hired wasn't working out."
   15. Walt Davis Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4280946)
Free Giancarlo Stanton!
   16. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4280963)
I 2nd Bunyon's statement.
   17. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4280966)
Free Art Howe!
   18. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:30 PM (#4280978)
Think that Loria could find a better use for $7.5 mill?


The odds are pretty good they do not hire anyone to replace Guillen as manager, rather they leave managerial decisions to a dolphin in right field that swims to either a "YES" sign or "NO" sign.
   19. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4280979)
The odds are pretty good they do not hire anyone to replace, rather they leave managerial decisions to a dolphin in right field that swims to either a "YES" sign or "NO" sign.


Dolphins aren't cheap. Jose Canseco will swim to a YES or NO sign for half of what a dolphin gets.
   20. Rough Carrigan Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4280980)
I love the idea of Loria having to pay Ozzie $7.5 million more to sit on the couch at home. How ironic that he finally spends some money this year and everything falls to merde on him.
   21. asinwreck Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4280983)
I look forward to Jack McKeon's return in the Marlins' dugout.
   22. alilisd Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4281003)
Dolphins aren't cheap. Jose Canseco will swim to a YES or NO sign for half of what a dolphin gets.


Jose still wants the free fish though.
   23. Downtown Bookie Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4281005)
Player-manager for the Marlins in 2013: Alex Rodriguez.

DB
   24. Curse of the Graffanino (dfan) Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4281006)
Damn, too late for the Red Sox to grab him.
   25. Wilson Posted: October 23, 2012 at 06:27 PM (#4281033)
Player-manager for the Marlins in 2013: Alex Rodriguez.


A-Rod and Michael Pineda for Giancarlo Stanton and Greg Dobbs! Make it happen, Cashman!
   26. Tripon Posted: October 23, 2012 at 06:30 PM (#4281035)
With Frank McCourt out, Loria might just be the worst owner in MLB now.
   27. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: October 23, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4281043)
Dolphins aren't cheap. Jose Canseco will swim to a YES or NO sign for half of what a dolphin gets.

Yeah, but then you need somebody smart enough to do the opposite of whatever Jose Canseco divined...
   28. JE (Jason) Posted: October 23, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4281115)
Think that Loria could find a better use for $7.5 mill?

What did you think he was going to do with the Heath Bell windfall?
   29. bookbook Posted: October 23, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4281116)
Loria didn't actually need to wait for McCourt to leave to claim that particular honor. Poor Wilpon and Angelos are in serious danger of never winning anything.
   30. villageidiom Posted: October 23, 2012 at 09:08 PM (#4281128)
Player-manager for the Marlins in 2013: Alex Rodriguez.
Alfonso Soriano is available.
   31. The District Attorney Posted: October 23, 2012 at 09:47 PM (#4281155)
   32. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM (#4281189)
If you don't count Brandon Hyde's one-game tenure from 2011, Guillen finishes with the worst winning percentage in Marlins history.
I'm stunned Leyland's 1998 season didn't drag him down below Ozzie. Not counting one game tenures, McKeon is the only guy over .500, no surprise, followed by two guys who did much better elsewhere: Fredi Gonzalez (.497 with the Marlins, .565 with Atlanta) and Joe Girardi (.481 with the Marlins, .591 in NY).
   33. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 23, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4281192)

I keep coming back to this thread hoping for a Jack Keefe post...
   34. Nats-Homer-in-DC Posted: October 23, 2012 at 11:10 PM (#4281209)
20. Rough Carrigan Posted: October 23, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4280980)
How ironic that he finally spends some money this year and everything falls to merde on him.


According to Forbes estimates (which are net of their revenue sharing estimates), Loria put up $20+ million of his own cash into the club each year from 2003 to 2005.
   35. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 24, 2012 at 12:02 AM (#4281239)
I keep coming back to this thread hoping for a Jack Keefe pos

Jack doesn't speak Spanish, more's the pity...
   36. McCoy Posted: October 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM (#4281242)
I met Ozzie a few months ago when he was in town. Didn't talk a lot to him but he seemed like a pretty nice guy to hang out with at a bar and watch a game with.
   37. shoewizard Posted: October 24, 2012 at 06:55 AM (#4281290)
I wonder if he will get another shot at managing a major league club. I kind of doubt it. But you never know.
   38. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 24, 2012 at 07:32 AM (#4281296)
How ironic appropriate that he finally spends some money this year and everything falls to merde on him.

Fixed!

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