There were just three games left in the season and the Miami Marlins had an off-day on Thursday. Most owners would make it simple and announce a personal decision on the day off or after the season.
We must however remember that Marlins owner Jeffery Loria is not most owners. Loria finally put President of Team Operations, Larry Beinfest, out of his misery, as he decided to fire the man that ran his organization for the previous 12 seasons.
Beinfest will join Ozzie Guillen and Heath Bell as former Marlins that are going to be paid to stay away from the team. As long as Loria is running the show, I don’t believe it can get better than that.
Here are links from the web with plenty of reaction stemming from the Beinfest firing:
Beinfest out as president of baseball operations | Marlins News
The Marlins on Friday afternoon announced that they were relieving president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest of his duties, effective immediately.
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria fired president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest. The decision may have been correct for the franchise, but the reasons they were done do not bode well for the team’s future.
Enjoy your time off, Larry Beinfest | Baseball Nation
Friday, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria fired his general manager.
Well, not exactly. His general manager, officially speaking, is someone named Michael Hill. We’re still waiting for confirmation that “Michael Hill” is a real person, and not just an imaginary friend that Loria yells at every five or six minutes. Loria’s vice president of player personnel, Dan Jennings, apparently has been making a fair number of the important decisions. Or recommendations, since it’s not clear that anyone but Loria makes any actual decisions.
Beinfest’s firing solves nothing for Marlins | Sun-Sentinel
This was just a few minutes after the Marlins solved nothing by firing Larry Beinfest. On the other side of the field and the far side of the baseball world, the franchise’s only other general manager inspected Marlins Park for the first time.
Greg Stoda: Marlins’ front-office shakeup comes as no surprise | Palm Beach Post
Well, that’ll fix everything.
The Marlins, beginning their last series of a miserable season Friday night, fired President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest, hours before the game against Detroit in Marlins Park.
The Marlins have relieved president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and assistant Jim Fleming of their duties, effective immediately, owner Jeffrey Loria announced. Vice president of player personnel and assistant GM Dan Jennings is now in charge, reports Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.
Having somehow served as owner Jeffrey Loria’s top baseball executive now for 12 years, what Larry Beinfest deserves is a new Corvette, a gold watch and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Not a firing.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
It has been a difficult season for the Miami Marlins. They were a young team that had drastically cut payroll. They were not expected by analysts to contend for the playoffs and they did not disappoint.
On Wednesday night the Miami Marlins squeaked out a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies to win the three game series. The 3-2 win came with some help from the Phils and a very good outing by the Marlins pitching staff.
For the first time since he was traded back in 2007, former Marlin Miguel Cabrera will make his return to Miami. He, along with Dontrelle Willis, were traded to the Detroit Tigers on December 5th 2007 for two of MLB’s top prospects and four other players.
According to several media reports, Miami Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest has been fired.
In a move that surprised almost nobody, Marlins sources confirmed that former general manager and current President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest had been relieved of his duties by team overlord Jeffrey Loria on Thursday afternoon.