FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports in his Full Count video posted earlier today on the station's website that Marlins' vice president for player development and scouting Jim Fleming has informed his staff will be reassigned.
A voice message left for Fleming on Saturday evening was not immediately returned, and Larry Beinfest, Florida's president of baseball operations, declined comment.
On the video, Rosenthal said: “A Marlins shakeup is looming, and it doesn’t involve Ozzie Guillen — at least not yet. The team’s bigger current issue is its minor-league system. Jim Fleming, the vice president of player development and scouting, has informed his staff that he will be reassigned. Obviously the Marlins’ revenues are going to grow once they move into their new ballpark, but they still need to do a much better job producing home-grown talent.”
A baseball source said there were rumors circulating within the front office last week that something could happen, but the source did not confirm Rosenthal's report.
Fleming is under contract with the Marlins until 2015, so if Rosenthal's report is true, Fleming would likely remain with the organization in some player development or scouting capacity.
Scouting director Stan Meek should retain his position, though he might be considered a possible replacement for Fleming.
Here's a link to the video, where Rosenthal begins his Marlins update at around 1:20: http://msn.foxsports.com/video/MLB?vid=db2a80c2-aca0-4f89-a1c7-48060dd9bf58
-- Matt Forman