Jul 21, 2013; Scranton, PA, USA; Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders coach Frank Menechino signs autographs for fans prior to a game against the Louisville Bats at PNC Field. The Bats defeated the RailRiders 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Butler, Menechino Added To Coaching Staff


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.

Marlins add ex-big leaguers Butler, Menechino to ’14 coaching staff – Sun Sentinel

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.

10 years later, Bartman remains enigma – Chicago Tribune

As the 10-year anniversary of the most talked-about moment in Cubs history approaches, it turns out everyone was wrong all along.

Morrison begins partnership with Cancer Center – Marlins.com

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.

Heaney shines as Desert Dogs roll – MiLB.com

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.

Big Ben ringin away –giancarlo818 – Instagram

Apparently Giancarlo Stanton is vacationing in London this offseason.

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  • Andy Harris

    Andy the Owl says who, who who made the decision to hire the next two coaches to sit on the Loria electric chair?

    Who, who, who is going to pick up BP balls?

    When, when, when (not who, I’m a smart owl) is Samson going to have those cheesy costumes cleaned that are used for the dopey crustacean race in the 5th inning? Better off just dressing everybody up in Coral, it doesn’t show the dirt as much. Or Lion Fish? We can call them Lying Fish in honor of Loria. Don’t touch his spines, they are venomous.

    In an effort to upgrade the 3rd base coaching position from Clueless Joe Espada, Brett Butler is being made to attend traffic school. Why you may ask? So, he can learn what a STOP SIGN is!