Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was reportedly outraged with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez’s comments in which he told the Miami Herald the following:
“There’s not a manager dead or alive that Jeffrey thinks is good enough. Not Connie Mack, not anyone.”
Gonzalez managed the Marlins for five seasons including their last two winning teams, in 2008 and 2009. He was fired in June 2010, after the team got off to a 34-36 start.
Loria responded, “I’m a little surprised because it’s classless — and you can quote me — especially because he was with us for five years and he was a colossal failure.”
These comments came only two days after current Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen openly blasted the owner on Friday at Citi Field:
“If Jeffrey doesn’t think I’m doing the job I should do, it’s not the first time he’s fired a manager,” Guillen said. “Look yourself in the mirror and ask why so many (bleeping) managers come through here. When you are in last place…we all failed.”