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Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez Gives Up

Once upon a time, the Florida Marlins were the Phillies top threat in the NL East. In fact, at point the team was just a game back in the division and entering June, they were nine games above .500. Since then, they've gone 1-18 and have fallen into last place in the NL East, 12.5 games back of the Phillies.

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The Marlins historic June collapse was apparently too much for manager Edwin Rodriguez, who quit today.

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"It's been extremely frustrating for everyone," Florida president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. "I think everyone here knows what is going on -- the way we've played, the way we've performed. It's tough on everyone, especially (Rodriguez).

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"He communicated with me early this morning that this was something he was thinking about, and when I got to the ballpark we accepted his resignation.

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The Marlins have nine games remaining in June and could be headed for the worst single month in major leauge history. As ESPN Stats & Info pointed out, at this point, the Marlins are mired in the second worst month of all time.

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1988 Orioles .0431-22April
2011 Marlins*.0531-18June
1916 Athletics .0672-28July
1982 Twins .1033-26May
1943 Athletics.1033-26August
1972 Rangers .1153-23Sept.
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The Marlins are reportedly considering 80 year old former Fish skipper Jack McKeon as a temporary replacement.