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.â†µ
The Marlins historic June collapse was apparently too much for manager Edwin Rodriguez, who quit today.â†µ
"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).â†µ
"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.â†µ
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.â†µ
The Marlins are reportedly considering 80 year old former Fish skipper Jack McKeon as a temporary replacement.