Marlins Fire GM Larry Beinfest

The Miami Marlins front office upheaval began Friday with the firing of general manager Larry Beinfest.

Larry Beinfest will be replaced by Dan Jennings immediately. It had previously been reported that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had taken over day-to-day operations of the team, although at the time Beinfest’s job was not in danger.

The tables have turned in Miami, and Loria is ready to re-organize his entire front office. The firing of Beinfest is the first in a number of moves that is expected to include current team president David Samson.

In a statement released by the club, Jeffrey Loria said, “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.”

Larry Beinfest sent out a text message shortly after his firing that read, “I look forward to continuing my 24-year MLB career in the near future.”

It’s no real surprise Beinfest was fired by Jeffrey Loria. Over the last two seasons the Marlins have imploded amidst bad trades and coaching controversies. The best thing for the team right now is too start back from the bottom.

It’s a good thing the Marlins have no choice but to start from the bottom. Their record sits at 59-100 with two games left in the season. The team’s two year old stadium has not been as kind as Loria was hoping when he opened it.

Are you surprised Larry Beinfest was fired as the Marlins GM?