Found October 23, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
The Marlins have made their decision. They have fired manager Ozzie Guillen.   Guillen served as Marlins manager for one season, leading the team to the fourth-worst finish in franchise history, a 69-93 record. He was hired in September 2011 with a four-year, $10 million contract. The Marlins still owe him the remaining $7.5 million over the next three years. Though a replacement hasn't been announced, he will be the fifth manager for the Marlins since 2010.   Guillen was hired by the Marlins after being released by the Chicago White Sox (the release being mutual, with an understanding that Ozzie would now manage the Marlins) in late September 2011. Guillen spent time at the 2011 Winter Meetings, as he met with media, his new bosses, and new players Heath Bell and Jose Reyes. Guillen would make headlines for being himself, as expected, but his first headlines weren't the best. He stirred controversy by making seemingly positive comments on Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, a blow to the Hispanic fan base of the Miami Marlins. The comments, and the uproar from them, resulted in the Marlins suspending Guillen for five games, only ten games into the season. Ozzie had public controversy with former closer, RHP Heath Bell, and it was sure noticed by everyone. Both are now off the team for good. At the end of the 2012 season, Guillen made this quote: ''With the job I did this year, do you think I deserve to be back here? Of course not. But I'm not the only one... Let's start from the top. The front office failed, Ozzie failed, the coaching staff failed, the players failed, everybody failed.''   Ozzie has been spending the last few weeks around the world, including Europe, where he also met up with some of his players. Giancarlo Stanton, Ricky Nolasco, and Bryan Petersen shared dinner and spent time together. Guillen, his wife, Stanton, and Nolasco even went to a Real Madrid soccer match together. The players have returned from their trip since. According to Deadspin, RHP Ricky Nolasco tweeted "U gotta b f***in s***ting me". That tweet, as expected, has been deleted.   We'll have some recap and thoughts on the Guillen dismissal on TFF shortly.

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