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Marlins announce changes to Baseball Operations

Here is the press release:

The Marlins today announced three changes in their Baseball Operations department: Jim Fleming has been named Special Assistant to the President of Baseball Operations; Stan Meek has been named Vice President of Scouting; Marty Scott joins the organization as Vice President of Player Development. The announcement was made by Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest.

Fleming, who joined the Marlins organization in 2002, spent nine seasons as the Marlins Vice President, Player Development and Scouting and was an Assistant General Manager. He previously served four-and-a-half seasons as Director of Scouting for the Montreal Expos as part of a 12-year tenure in the Expos organization.

Meek has spent the past nine seasons as the Marlins Director of Scouting. He has 21 seasons of professional scouting, following a 14-year collegiate coaching career. Meek has served in various scouting capacities with the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Montreal Expos before joining the Marlins.

Scott joins the Marlins after spending the past three seasons as manager of the Lincoln Saltdogs of the Independent American Association, guiding the Saltdogs to the American Association championship in 2009. He has worked 34 seasons in professional baseball, including 10 as the Director of Player Development for the Texas Rangers, from 1985-1994. Scott's front office tenure also includes a year as a Vice President with the St. Paul Saints (2001) and as President of the Fort Worth Cats' parent company in 2002. In addition, he has 13 seasons of managing experience at the minor league level, winning four championships. His managerial career includes stints in the Texas Rangers (1982-84) and New York Mets (2008) organizations, as well as with St. Paul (1995-2000) and Fort Worth (2002). He also managed Team USA in 2002 and 2003, leading the team during the 2003 World Cup and the qualifying rounds for the Pan-American Games. Drafted in 1977 by the Texas Rangers, Scott played four seasons in the organization, reaching as high as Triple-A in 1979 and 1980 as a corner infielder.

When the team doesn't perform up to expectations and you have an owner like Loria, things change. Whether they did for the better or worse remains to be seen.