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At least at this point, there is expected to be no changes in the coaching staff.

The Marlins are about to finish one of the franchise's worst seasons, but there apparently won't be any changes to the team's field staff.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Sunday he expects his entire coaching staff to return next year.

"I am anticipating that, yes,'' he said. "I don't know when (General Manager) Larry (Beinfest) is going to make that decision, but we've talked about it. It's up to him.''

The front office is expected to talk to the coaching staff this week, possibly in New York for the final series of the season.

"There hasn't been anything to sense that they're not going to not ask everybody back,'' a team source said. "We'll see what happens.''

Last in the National League East with a 66-90 record, Florida also was last in the league with a 4.97 ERA and in defense with a .977 fielding percentage before Sunday's game.

They made two more errors Sunday, giving them 130 for the year, breaking the 1998 team's record of 129.

I think the error situation is a little hard to pin on Andy Fox.  He joined the team after spring training and is still building a connection with most of the players.

The pitching situation, on the other hand, may not be all of Krantiz's fault, but given what he has done with the ones remaining on the staff -- I wouldn't be sad to see him go.