October 23, 2012

Marlins Fire Guillen After Only One Season: Just weeks after a season that began in controversy and ended in baseball misery for the Miami Marlins, the team fired Manager Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday.

Guillen’s fate was about the only open question left after the Marlins finished 69-93, last in the National League East, after having gone on a spending spree last off-season that included signing Guillen to a four-year, $10 million contract and Jose Reyes, the 2011 National League batting champion, to a six-year, $106 million contract.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 05:24 PM - 5 comments

A guy who speaks his mind is refreshing, but Ozzie just has a big mouth. The fact he's not too great a manager is also a problem.

posted by dyams at 10:23 PM on October 23, 2012

This is great for two reasons:

1) Ozzie's ego takes a hit.
2) Loria's pocketbook takes a hit as he has to keep paying Guillen for the next three years while Ozzie sits on the couch and tweets insults at him.

posted by grum@work at 11:58 PM on October 23, 2012

Note to self: Never a good idea to say favorable comments about dictators or human-rights abusers in the workplace.

posted by NerfballPro at 05:34 AM on October 24, 2012

He was gone as soon as he said he loved Castro. Out-spoken is okay; tone deaf is not.

posted by bperk at 06:46 AM on October 24, 2012

Someone has got to find a way to keep an uncensored Ozzie Guillen in the media. His entertainment value is enormous, as long as one does not mind the "incorrectness".

posted by Howard_T at 04:02 PM on October 24, 2012

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