Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/26/12

We probably should have seen this one coming, but now, it's official: Ozzie Guillen is out as Marlins manager after just one season. Firing him nearly three weeks after the season ended seems like a bit of a low blow by Miami, with many major league coaching vacancies already filled. That also doesn't bode well for Miami's search for a replacement, as a lot of the sexiest names are locked up through 2013 already. One guy that I think will be hot on the Marlins radar is Sandy Alomar Jr of the Indians, who would also be a good fit in Toronto to replace John Farrell. Alomar gives the Marlins an in with the Hispanic community (which they were shooting for with Guillen, and failed with), and is considered one of the rising stars in potential managerial ranks around the league. Guillen's one season in Miami was a disaster, but I'm not sure how much of the on-field struggles were his fault. The Marlins went 69-93 in 2012 and finished last place in the NL East. After the All-Star Break, the team collapsed and went 28-49 as Hanley Ramirez, Omar Infante, Anibal Sanchez, and Gaby Sanchez were all dealt away. Heath Bell, an outspoken critic of Guillen's managerial style, also was traded, but his ouster came this past weekend when he was sent to the Diamondbacks in a three team deal. So the Marlins have essentially taken care of all of the clubhouse problems that plagued them last season, right? If the team struggles next year, I wonder who the finger will be pointed out...owner Jeffrey Loria and GM Larry Beinfest would never look in the mirror and realize that the issue has nothing to do with the personnel on the field, would they? [follow]

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

DeMarco Murray unhappy with role in Eagles' offense

George Karl apologized to DeMarcus Cousins for trade comment

Jason Whitlock, ESPN part ways again

Devonta Freeman is scoring touchdowns at a historic rate

Joe Philbin not worried about being fired

NFL deciding how to share random PSI data during season


Report: LeSean McCoy has tear in hamstring

Report: Jay Cutler expected to play hurt against Raiders

Report: Marshawn Lynch not likely to play against Lions

WATCH: Adrien Broner uses Bruce Jenner zinger after win

ESPN explains reason for Dabo Swinney interview error

Brian Kelly: Kizer made right call on 2-point play

Jay Feely shares thoughts on why NFL kickers are struggling

Female reporters blocked from entering NFL locker room

Pierre Garcon makes awesome game-winning TD catch

WATCH: Mario Williams obliterates Rashad Jennings

WATCH: Ed Dickson scores TD on crazy fumble recovery

WATCH: Nelson Agholor makes incredible one-handed catch

London PR guy has hilarious reaction to angry Suh

Former LSU staffer had championship rings stolen from home

Giants LB Devon Kennard makes incredible interception

Andrew Bogut lost 22 pounds thanks to sugar documentary

Ohio State fans rip Cardale Jones on Twitter despite victory

LeBron has message for Tristan Thompson on Instagram

Rangers fire social media staffer over Charlie Strong tweet

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.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Philbin not worried about job status

London PR guy trolls Suh

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Most underrated games in NFL Week 4

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker