Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/24/12
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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