The Miami Marlins filled the two vacant positions on their coaching staff for 2014 with experienced minor league coaches. Former major leaguer Brett Butler was hired to be the third base coach and work with the outfielders while former big leaguer Frank Menechino will be the new hitting coach. The Marlins hitting coach position was vacant after the firing of Tino Martinez, who was let go for physically and verbally abusing several players.
The Miami Marlins added a couple of accomplished ex-major leaguers to their 2014 coaching staff. A former All-Star, Brett Butler joins the club as the third base/outfield/bunting coach. The Marlins’ new hitting coach is Frank Menechino, who spent seven seasons in the majors from 1999-2005. Butler replaces Joe Espada, who is earmarked to manage the organization’s Florida State League affiliate in Jupiter. Menechino replaces interim hitting coach John Pierson.
As the 10-year anniversary of the most talked-about moment in Cubs history approaches, it turns out everyone was wrong all along.
With family recently, Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison watched a highlight DVD of his 2010 rookie season. An unforgettable moment in the clip was Tom Morrison being in attendance at Citi Field watching the Marlins face the Mets. It was the first time Tom, battling lung cancer, saw his son play in person in the big leagues.
Considering what Andrew Heaney did during the regular season, his Arizona Fall League debut should come as no surprise. The Marlins’ No. 2 prospect struck out six and gave up two hits over three scoreless innings Friday night as Glendale shut down Scottsdale, 5-1.
Apparently Giancarlo Stanton is vacationing in London this offseason.