- Larry Beinfest
Larry Beinfest is the President of Baseball Operations of the Florida Marlins, [ [http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=fla The Official Site of The Florida Marlins: Team: Front Office ] ] and former Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the
Florida Marlins Major League Baseballclub.
Since he started at the Marlins in 2002 Beinfest has dramatically modified the team's roster. Prior to the 2003 season, he sent
catcherCharles Johnson and center fielder Preston Wilsonin a three way trade to the Colorado Rockiesin exchange for centerfielder Juan Pierre.
Early in the 2003 season, Beinfest fired manager
Jeff Torborgand replaced him with Jack McKeon, who took over as manager at the age of 72 and led the Marlins from 10 games under .500 to a final record of 91-71 and the National League Wild Card.
Prior to the 2003 trade deadline, in July, Beinfest traded minor league prospect
Adrian Gonzalez, who now plays first base for the San Diego Padres, to the Texas Rangers in exchange for closer Ugueth Urbina. The Marlins defeated the New York Yankeesin the 2003 World Series.
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