Sizing up Marlins' managerial possibilities 

June, 19, 2011
Edwin Rodriguez turned in his resignation as manager of the Florida Marlins on Sunday to team president Larry Beinfest. Beinfest accepted the resignation when he arrived at Tropicana Field at approximately 11:20 a.m. ET. The Marlins had lost 17 of 18 games prior to Sunday, winning only one game in June.

The Marlins got off to a hot start in 2011, and after sweeping the world champion San Francisco Giants in late May were an impressive 10 games over .500 at 29-19. Injuries to starting pitcher Josh Johnson and shortstop Hanley Ramirez contributed to the rapid fall of the team, which quite frankly all of a sudden couldn’t pitch, hit or field. The Marlins went 3-20 since sweeping the Giants, leading to Rodriguez's stepping aside.

Rodriguez, who was the first native of Puerto Rico to manage in the major leagues, replaced Fredi Gonzalez as the Marlins' manager in June of last year.