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Marlins promote Mike Hill to president of baseball operations, Dan Jennings to general manager

Sep 29, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

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From Joe Frisaro, the Marlins beat writer for

The Marlins on Sunday announced a new structure for their front office, naming Michael Hill president of baseball operations and Dan Jennings general manager.

Jennings has been with the club for 12 seasons, as the organization’s vice president of player development and assistant GM.

“I have tremendous respect for his baseball mind and know he’ll make a great addition to Michael’s team,” owner Jeffrey Loria said in a statement.

Larry Beinfest was fired from his post as president of baseball ops Friday after over 10 years of service. David Samson, the Marlins’ current club president who also happens to be Loria’s son-in-law, appears safe for now.

This was the most humorous thing to come out of Sunday’s press conference at Marlins Park:

  1. jm91rs - Sep 29, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Much cheaper for loria to promote from within

  2. earpaniac - Sep 29, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Gee, talk about a company man!

  3. Old Gator - Sep 29, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Jennings clearly enjoys the taste of Scrooge McLoria’s shoe polish.

    • historiophiliac - Sep 29, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      More like a Saturday Night Massacre, eh, OG?

  4. sumerduckman - Sep 29, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    May G*d have mercy on their souls.

    • Old Gator - Sep 29, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      It’s not their feet they have to worry about. It’s their minds.

  5. Old Gator - Sep 29, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Interesting side story: I’ve been listening to the Macondo spawrts torque raydeeo shows for the past three days and subjecting myself to the rotten spelling, malformed plural possessives and split infinitives of the local spawrtsriters. Yes, I’ve been looking for responses to the Beinfest termination. So far, only David Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel just across the border has had anything editorial to say about it. His column was pro forma David Hyde: restate the obvious, viz., that Scrooge McLoria is an asshole and that the team is never going to go anywhere as long as he owns it. Aside from perfunctorily reporting the ascendancy of Dandy Dan Jennings and Pork Chop Hill to the piscid Olympus in the bunker at Macondo Banana Massacre Field, there hasn’t been much more of a reaction. Well, it’s football season now, the Dolfeens are 3-0 and looking like a professional team again for the first time in years; the Panthers have a new owner and the NBA gears are beginning to creak and shed gouts of rust from between their sprockets. LeBron just got married. Beinfest? What Beinfest? It’s not even de riguer in Macondo to shit on Scrooge McLoria anymore.

    • gloccamorra - Sep 29, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      The big question for me is who made all the strip and rebuild decisions, Hill and Jennings, or Beinfest? Those were shrewd moves to dump back-loaded contracts on the Blue Jays, ship out Hanley who needed new scenery, and restock the pitching staff AND the farm.

      The team has a good future if it can pick up a couple bats and a few inexpensive veterans who can actually produce, and the payroll will be at a bargain basement price too, for a few years. The team has time to develop into something good before Loria strips it again.

      • apkyletexas - Sep 30, 2013 at 1:28 AM

        In two years, the Marlins will come flying out of nowhere to land the 2nd Wildcard and win a World Series in a wild, nail-biter, 7-game series over the star-studded Red Sox or Tigers. The very next day, the entire starting lineup and pitching rotation will be traded to the Yankees and Angels for two minor league catchers, a bag of slightly worn baseballs, and 10 Brinks trucks full of cash.

        And the South Florida circle of life will begin again…

      • gloccamorra - Sep 30, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        The very next day? I doubt that. In two years, the team will still have another year or two of low payrolls, and you have to give Loria time for his smug vindication tour. I’d give them until the middle of the following year, if they’re not in first place.

  6. luz56 - Sep 29, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    In my life I knew two different people named Loria…. They were aholes too!

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