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Miami Marlins news: Marlins promote Dan Jennings to front office head

As expected, the Miami Marlins promoted assistant general manager Dan Jennings to the head of the front office, in an as-of-yet undetermined front office title, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Expect more news of firings in the coming days, as the rest of Larry Beinfest's staff is also deposed. First on the chopping block appears to be special assistant to the general manager Jim Fleming, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Another name expected to be let go is general manager Michael Hill. Rumors swirled that Dan Jennings was given the green light to recruit members of his new staff, which should be completed in the offseason once the team finishes this round of firings. The Marlins may maintain their current front office structure, with Jennings taking over as president of baseball operations and hiring a figurehead GM who would assist in the decision-making process.

Jennings was long considered the successor for Beinfest were he to be fired, as Jennings was a favorite of owner Jeffrey Loria and took his side in the increasing front office split between a camp behind Loria and a camp behind Beinfest. A prominent name you should expect to stay is vice president of player development Marty Scott, who is considered another "Loria guy."