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Report: Marlins weigh firing Ozzie Guillen

Ozzie Guillen, Freddie Freeman

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, right, gestures as he watches Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman (5) batting in the second inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Miami. Mindful of speculation his job might be in jeopardy, Guillen says he’s glad he rented a house in Miami rather than buying when he took the job. Guillen says he expects to be back for a second season with the Marlins next year, but he understands why others might think otherwise. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


The Marlins traded two minor leaguers to the White Sox to make Ozzie Guillen their manager and gave their new skipper a four-year, $10 million contract. Now, just one year into the deal, they could be in for a messy divorce.’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins are considering canning the controversial Guillen and replacing him with a first-time manager, such as Mike Lowell, Bo Porter or Brad Ausmus.

It’d be ironic if Lowell replaced Guillen in Miami so soon after Robin Ventura took over for him in Chicago. The two have practically the same credentials: both were All-Star third baseman, both spent the bulk of their careers with the team they’d be managing and both had no managing experience prior to being considered.

Miami’s shakeup would follow a very disappointing season in which they were expected to contend for the NL East crown. Instead, they’re currently in last place in the division with a 66-84 record. It was reported Thursday by USATODAY’s Bob Nightengale that the team would fire club president Larry Beinfest.