Here’s Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, explaining to USA Today why he needed to shake up his team by doing something as radical as naming his GM the new manager:

“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see the team wasn’t performing,’’ Loria said. “Everybody in baseball can see it. A lot of players lost accountability, and structure was lacking.

“We’re supposed to be the Fish. The Marlins. We shouldn’t be the Flounders.

“A Marlin isn’t a flounder. We’ve got to get it going.’’

Have at it.