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Marlins aren't expected to shake up front office

NEW YORK -- If changes are indeed on the way for the Marlins, it doesn't appear they will be in the front office. on Saturday confirmed reports in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is not expected to make drastic front-office changes.

However, the status of manager Ozzie Guillen and his staff remains undetermined.

The Marlins have been engulfed in a firestorm of speculation since Thursday, when the team left Miami for New York. USA Today reported that president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest would be dismissed, perhaps as early as next week. The report added that Dan Jennings -- the team's vice president of player personnel -- would replace Beinfest.

Marlins president David Samson told reporters that the team will not respond to rumors or reports.

But there has been growing speculation that Guillen's job is on the line. Throughout the difficult season, Guillen has accepted his share of the blame. He also added that he and his staff "let those [front-office] guys down."

Until any announcements are made, the Marlins are bracing for more rumors and reports. Ultimately, Loria will decide which direction the team is headed in 2013.

"I don't fire anybody," Guillen said. "Loria's the one who's gonna do it. I make people get fired. The thing about this group, we all failed, and we're all responsible for this.

"We all thought it was gonna be better for us. It wasn't. We might have picked the wrong guys, we might have picked the wrong team, we might have spent money on the wrong people. Just name it."

The Marlins had hoped to challenge for the playoffs. But they are on their final road trip trying to move out of last place in the National League East.

"What went wrong?" Guillen said. "Everything. I've never seen a team lose in more different ways than the way we lose. Just name it, we did it. Bases loaded, nothing. Home run. No pitching, no catching, no managing."