Following arguably the most disappointing season in recent baseball memory, you may be hard-pressed to find valid reasoning for why the Miami Marlins should not fire Ozzie Guillen this upcoming offseason.
I am here to tell you why they should.
Before 2012, the previous five years (2007-2011) of payroll for the Marlins totaled around $194 million combined.
Just this past offseason, they nearly matched that figure on three players.
During a wide-scale organizational transition, Miami owner Jefferey Loria dished out $191 million to bring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell to town.
With a brand new ballpark and postseason aspirations, the Marlins hired Ozzie Guillen to manage the team hoping that the former World Series champion could improve upon the second-worst finish in Loria's tenure (72-90 in 2011).
Instead, he did the opposite.
One year later, Miami just completed its worst finish in since 1999.
They lost a franchise player to trade.
They have internal issues that make the Red Sox look like a happy family.
Ozzie Guillen certainly isn't the only man to blame. He didn't single-handedly tear down the Marlins organization by any stretch of the imagination.
But in the end, it is the manager's responsibility to get the most from his players. It is his job to ensure that mutual respect is shared by each and every guy in the clubhouse.
And when these things don't happen and the team doesn't win, it is the manager who takes the fall.
Here are three good reasons Ozzie won't be finishing his four-year contract in Miami.