As the season winds down and underachieving teams begin to dole out pink slips (see Frank Wren in Atlanta), the Marlins aren't planning any such major moves. Manager Mike Redmond will keep his job, as will president of baseball operations Mike Hill and general manager Dan Jennings.
Ordinarily, that wouldn't merit a mention or second glance. Except this is the Marlins we're talking about, and it's been four years since one of their seasons ended without either their manager or a top front office executive being canned.
That's right, 2010 was the last year the Marlins kept things as they were with regard to their manager and top front office executive, as both Edwin Rodriguez and Larry Beinfest stayed put. After that, it became a constant cycle of change.
Rodriguez resigned during the '11 season and replaced on an interim basis by Jack McKeon, who kept the dugout seat warm until the Marlins were able to hire Ozzie Guillen, whose reign lasted all of one terrible year. Redmond took over in 2013. But owner Jeffrey Loria fired Beinfest at the end of '13.
So, yes, there is peace in the land in Miami.
Wren, meanwhile, didn't escape the chopping block, with most pointing to his disasterous signings of Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton as the primary catalysts for Monday's dismissal. While the Upton signing is fair game for second guessing, it's much harder to assign blame to Wren for the Uggla trade and subsequent offer of a 5-year deal. Remember, the Marlins offered Uggla a 4-year deal -- which he rejected -- before dealing him to the Braves for Mike Dunn and Omar Infante. So, clearly, the Marlins didn't foresee Uggla's sharp decline. Wren certainly didn't, either.
As ESPN Grantland writer Jonah Keri noted on the Wren firing: "This marked the first time the team had dismissed a GM or manager in 24 years, a shockingly long time given the transitory nature of pro sports."
Given the constant upheaval in Miami, he ain't lying.