MIAMI -- Shortly after the season ends, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will sit down with his baseball people and figure out which direction the club will go in 2013.
For now, he is taking a wait-and-see approach. Clearly the team has disappointed, and a new direction will be mapped out.
"I want to see what comes from the team that's underperformed," Loria said.
The owner also will be observing the energy level of the players.
Loria said on Friday that he has some ideas about what to do to move forward, but he doesn't plan on making any hard decisions before the season ends.
"I have in my mind some thoughts," the owner said. "We have some very good pieces here, very good elements and very good parts to this team. There are some guys who have performed very well. Others haven't, and we have to look at it. Maybe there were aberrations. You've got to be very careful. You don't want to say, 'Well this guy doesn't work and then he goes elsewhere and he does work.'
"I have to tell you honestly, I haven't assessed blame. I'm not looking at it that way."
There is speculation that president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest's job is in jeopardy, and Loria was asked directly about it.
"That is not a fair question," the owner said. "That's not a fair question about anybody's jobs."