The search for the new Marlins manager is officially over. It was announced this morning that former Florida Marlin catcher Mike Redmond was given a three year deal to replace the embattled Ozzie Guillen, who was fired last month, as the Miami Marlins manager. Redmond was given a three year deal after compiling a 155-115 record in two years as a minor league manager.
This will give the team a completely fresh start and it should excite fans to see that they aren’t just recycling another former big league manager. Redmond is young and energetic. Hopefully he is patient though. That may be what he needs the most with a roster that is in a state of influx. His biggest job will be developing what is expected to be one of the youngest rosters in the majors next year. It looks like a great opportunity and a good challenge. It is certainly a great story, seeing a man who played here for six seasons get his first opportunity to manage here.