Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/14/12
The Marlins have not yet decided whether to fire manager Ozzie Guillen. But they're thinking about it. The team is "testing the waters" with managerial candidates and has contacted at least one already, according to major-league sources. The dismissal of Guillen, who is in the first year of a four-year, $10 million contract, is more likely than a major shakeup in the front office, one source said. But owner Jeffrey Loria will make the final decisions. USA Today reported Thursday that the Marlins were planning to fire Larry Beinfest, their president of baseball operations, and replace him with Dan Jennings, the team's assistant GM and vice-president of player personnel. All of the Marlins' top executives are signed through 2015, as is Guillen. If the Marlins replace Guillen, they likely will turn to a low-priced alternative rather than pay high salaries to two managers. MLB.com reported Thursday that the Marlins have "talked about" former third baseman Mike Lowell as an option. ...
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