Beinfest addresses reports of job status on radio
MIAMI -- Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest on Tuesday addressed reports about his job status in a radio interview.
During his weekly segment on the "Hochman and Zaslow Show" on 790 The Ticket, the Marlins flagship station, Beinfest responded to stories that he recently met with team owner Jeffrey Loria to discuss his future.
"A lot of things are out there. I'm not going to respond to them," Beinfest said. "Let's face it, this hasn't been pleasant, I don't think for Jeffrey or for the organization, the last couple of weeks reading all these things."
Beinfest has been heading the personnel department since Loria assumed ownership in 2002 and is under contract through '14.
Also on Tuesday, Beinfest gave credit to first-year manager Mike Redmond, who has had the task of molding a team that has used more than 20 rookies.
"I think Red has done a good job," Beinfest said. "Coming out of Spring Training, we were extremely challenged. We knew that we were going to be overmatched right out of the box. But I think the guys played hard every day. I think that's a good way to evaluate him."
Beinfest noted the players were prepared and played hard on a daily basis.