Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 10/23/12
MIAMI Ozzie Guillen knew it could be coming. On Tuesday, it did. Guillen was fired after just one season as manager of the Miami Marlins. It was a season that started with Guillen telling Time magazine I love Fidel Castro, and one that ended with the Marlins finishing in last place in the NL East at 69-93. After careful consideration following the disappointment of the 2012 season, we decided to dismiss Ozzie, Marlins 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. During the waning days of the season, Guillen said he was hopeful he would return as manager. But he was aware of the possibility he could be fired despite having three years left on his contract. "Why?" Guillen said. "Look at yourself in the mirror and say why. You're in last place. But Guillens comments about Castro might have caused just as much damage. Many Cuban-Americans in Miami were outraged, and Guillen received a five-game suspension. The Marlins will be looking for their fifth manager in three seasons. Since 2010, theyve had Fredi Gonzalez, Edwin Rodriquez, Jack McKeon and Guillen. Guillen, who will be owed about 7.5 million for the final three years on his contract, has a nine-year managerial record of 678-617. He was manager the previous eight seasons for the Chicago White Sox, winning the World Series in 2005.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Jimmy Garappolo’s mom keeping him up to speed on his trade rumors

Report: Clippers intent on keeping both Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Slam dunks and startups: How all-star technology took over the NBA in The Big Easy

Report: Tyrod Taylor might not be released by Bills after all

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Juventus and Manchester City begin their Champions League Round of 16 campaigns

Cardinals reportedly have ‘zero interest’ in Jay Cutler

DeSean Jackson talks up return to Eagles

DeMarcus Cousins links to Lakers won’t just go away

NFL executive: Davis Webb will be top QB of draft

Report: Knicks making Derrick Rose ‘completely available’ at trade deadline

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 100 games with two different teams

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker