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Miami Marlins fire seven minor league coaches

Nobody is really talking about it, though.

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Matt Juengel leads the Suns with two homers in the first two weeks of the season. Photo Courtesy: Roger C. Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

Miami fired seven of its minor league coaches after its affiliates went a combined 222-321 this season, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

The Marlins quietly fired seven on-field minor league coaches/instructors (including Double A manager Dave Berg) after their seven farm teams went 222-321 this season.

One official told Jackson there isn’t a future starting position player in Miami’s minor league system.

Devin Hood might prove to be valuable, and Luis Castillo is a promising starting option.

Since the Marlins remained in playoff contention for most of the season, their minor league struggles were likely overlooked. However, for the last few years, Miami’s system has had difficulty winning consistently.

Miami’s lack of depth was evident once Giancarlo Stanton, Wei-Yin Chen and Adam Conley went down. Some of that has to do with the club’s lack of success with regard to high draft picks.

The Marlins added Marc Delpiano to their front office mix, and as a result, their minor league system should improve over time. But right now, things aren’t looking good.