MIAMI -- Major League Baseball is a bottom-line business.
Job security is largely based on production. And the fact that the Marlins are in last place has raised speculation about whether changes will be made in the front office.
Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest acknowledged as much on Wednesday morning during an interview with flagship station 790 The Ticket, hosted by Marc Hochman and Jonathan Zaslow.
Beinfest's job security came up in the conversation.
"When you sign up for this job and you don't win, you know you can be in the crosshairs and you can lose your job," Beinfest said. "That's just the way it is.
"The blame and disappointment and all those things fall squarely on my shoulders, and I fully understand that."
Recently, Marlins president David Samson said all parts of the club will be evaluated after the season. It's not just Beinfest or anyone else in the front office. It includes manager Ozzie Guillen, along with his staff and the players.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria recently told reporters that no decisions have been made regarding the future of the front office. He noted answers will be given after the season.
Right now, the Marlins are trying to end the season on a positive note. They are getting a look this month at several young players who could factor into the club's future.
"When you don't win, you're open to scrutiny, both publicly and internally, and that's exactly what's going on, and it's not unexpected," Beinfest said during his radio segment.