From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Fred Ferreira was so good at finding young ballplayers in dusty outposts, his frustrated foes pinned him with a nickname some years ago.
“Shark of the Caribbean,” they called him. Friday, the shark finally stopped swimming.
According to baseball sources, the Marlins fired Ferreira, their senior vice president and director of international operations, after four seasons with the organization.
Ferreira, who counts Vladimir Guerrero and Bernie Williams among his 30-plus signings to make the majors, recently re-upped for another season. It is believed the Marlins will honor his contract.
If I were running the Yankees, this is the type of guy that I would want to have on my payroll.