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Reports: Marlins Fire President, Won't Increase Salary Next Year, Will Keep Stanton

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According to a report from MLB.com's Marlins beat writer, the Marlins won't be trading Giancarlo Stanton, the only good player on their sad little team, next season. They even plan to "build" around him, but that doesn't mean they'll shell out any more money on their already-second-to-last lowest payroll in the league.

Update: According to the Miami Herald, owner Jeffrey Loria fired longtime president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest today.


Original post:

"I don't see any scenario," a source tells MLB.com about the possibility of the Marlins trading Stanton.

Stanton has two years left on his contract, and the Marlins don't expect to trade him before that, even though he becomes arbitration-eligible next season. Which, according to the report, means he could get a bump up to $7 million in pay next year, though that doesn't mean the Marlins' payroll is expected to increase.

"Miami's payroll is expected to remain roughly where it was this year, around $37 million," Joe Frisaro reports.

How a team is supposed to build around a player without spending at least a bit more money, I'm not sure. Of course, by "building" the Marlins could just mean ending next season with only the third worst record in the league.

Update:

"I have relieved Larry Beinfest of his duties so he may pursue other opportunities," Loria said in a statement released to the Miami Herald. "Larry has worked with me for 13 years, making huge contributions to our efforts and serving as a partner to me in the process. I wish him nothing but the best and know he will make a great addition wherever he lands."

Beinfest has been with the Marlins since 2002 (and with Loria and the Montreal Expos even longer), but recent reports suggest that a rift has developed between Beinfest and Loria and that Loria had been making many baseball-related decision on his own this past season.

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FatHand
FatHand

Calling Giancarlo Stanton the "only good player" on the Marlins is inexcusable for a local writer. Maybe that's the national perception, but did you not see Jose Fernandez pitch this season? He was easily the best player on this team. 

Derek Assali Sr
Derek Assali Sr

What Iv herd is that Stanton wants out of the Marlins, which Im pretty sure will happen in the off season or some time next year there alot of other temas that are willing to pay Stanton alot more than what hes making now...hint: Yankees best thing money can buy

Steve Marshall
Steve Marshall

So Jose Fernandez is apparently not a "good player". Being an All-star, 2nd in the league in ERA, striking out almost 200 batters, winning 12 games for a 100 loss team and a likely Rookie of the year Award (don't buy that Puig had a better year and I dont think most baseball people will either...) all at the age of 21 would make you a legend in most cities, but not worth mentioning as "good" in Miami. Got it... ~Steve

DJ Frustration
DJ Frustration

Loria should fire himself.  He is a joke.  What's more of a joke is that no one heckles him in his own stadium.

Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez

Lol "I have relieved him of his duties so that he can pursue other opportunities" I'm gonna use that next time I gotta shit can somebody.

Herbert Minera
Herbert Minera

He is not the only good player, they have Christian yelich, Jose Fernandez, Hecheverria, they used 20 rookies with a bright future, it is just matter of time, if I was the owner I just let the people do their job and not being around intimidating your workers

Dante Rahdar
Dante Rahdar

Looks like I will be Marlins free 2 years in a row

Everett Hill
Everett Hill

After the 100 loss mark paying more than two bucks for a game is a stretch.

grantstern
grantstern

Where's the column by your "The Dissident" claiming what a great owner Jeffrey Luria has been, and what a positive contribution he's making to the community?  

illwilled19
illwilled19

He doesn't pitch everyday nor will he produce the runs needed to win , yes he's great and will have a good year next year , but I'm sure hitters will adjust as also he will have to , and that's where the problem starts , no catcher , no Playmakers , even though I enjoy watching the young players develope and pulling off an upset , were playing in the Majors , and are paying for a AA team , record doesn't lie , but I'm hopeful that MLB looks into Lorias True commitment with this team and the Politicians that supported the Building of the Stadium put pressure for $$ for a Team that actually competitive , as for Beinfest one of many more to take the fall ,,,,

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