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Prior to the 2012 season, the Marlins changed their name, their uniforms, their home address and most notably, their locks on the team’s piggy banks. Or to be more accurate, they got rid of those locks altogether, spending money freely to sign, sign and sign some more big-name players. In addition to the well-known players they added to their roster, Miami also added a manager with a championship pedigree in Ozzie Guillen.
Guillen was signed to a four-year contract in the hopes that he would lead his ragtag bunch of Marlin misfits to the playoffs for the first time since 2003. But Guillen lost control of his players and the team just lost. A lot. The Marlins finished in last place without Guillen in 2011, and at 69-93 in 2012, they finished in last place with him. They won’t do the same thing in 2013.
On Tuesday, the Ozzie Guillen era came to an end in Miami, as the Marlins terminated their headline-grabbing manager with three years and $7.5 million left on his contract. Upon...
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While Ozzie Guillen wasn't talking with the media in the immediate aftermath of his firing from the Miami Marlins on Tuesday after one season as manager, he did take to Twitter to share some thoughts.Thanks to my family and great friends for there support my kids mi wife and all my boys Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen) October 24, 2012to the fans that support me and for those who...
Ozzie Guillen lasted just one season with the Miami Marlins. The team announced the manager's firing Tuesday afternoon. “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...
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...
Anyone who even casually reads this blog must know my opinion of Ozzie Guillen, which is, to put it mildly, that I don’t like him and that I don’t think he is a very good manager. Instead of writing a post abut how terrible Ozzie is and how much he deserved to be fired (he is very terrible and well deserved his fate), I’m going to focus on the future of the Miami Marlins...
My colleague Rob Kelley has been on the record as saying that if the Miami Marlins fire Ozzie Guillen it will be a sign that they are a bush league organization. I can certainly understand the impulse and today the Marlins became the bush league organization in his and many others eyes. That is because the Marlins announced that they have fired Ozzie Guillen one year into his four...
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...
Ed Berliner joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss the controversial firing of Ozzie Guillen from the Miami Marlins.
In 1968, 34 years before he would become the owner of the Florida (now Miami) Marlins, Jeffrey H. Loria published his second book -- What's it All About, Charlie Brown? The book is a philosophical look at life through the lens of the Charles Schultz comic strip, which is just too appropriate considering that the businessman and art collector has turned the organization into a...
It's a new managerial era in Major League Baseball. With the dismissals of Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillen from the Red Sox and Marlins, respectively, there's an undeniable trend in the sport in terms of hiring managers. No longer are the Billy Martin-like, outspoken and thoroughly controversial skipper en vogue. Rather, there's a clear movement towards "players...
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