MIAMI It seems the only argument about what sort of season the Miami Marlins had is which grading system to use.
Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was asked how he would rate the campaign.
By numbers or by letters? he said.
How about both?
Letters, Z, Guillen said. Numbers, minus-0. We failed in every department. We failed. Very sad and very embarrassing and a very tough situation. We thought the season could be a little different.
Actually, it was a lot different.
The Marlins began the season with high hopes. They signed ballyhooed free agents Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell. They opened up sparkling new Marlins Park. Players talked openly about making the playoffs.
So what happened? The Marlins sputtered to a 69-93 record, their worst in 13 years, and finished last in the National League East.
Theres a chance Guillen, who has three years left on his contract, might not return next season. With Marlins officials mum, Guillen left Thursday on a vacation to Europe uncert...