With an exciting World Series, the Miami Dolphins struggles, and the Miami Heat starting their quest for a three peat, there was some Miami Marlins news that has gone under the radar. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins quietly handed out three-year extensions to their recently promoted top two baseball executives: President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill and General Manager Dan Jennings.
Each were extended through the 2018 season, but recent history of owner Jeffery Loria suggests that they could too be shown the door, as was Larry Beinfest, if the team continues to underachieve .
Hill took over the position formerly held by Larry Beinfest, who had fallen out of favor with owner Loria. Hill has been with the Marlins organization for 11-years and many suspected he would be shown the door along with Beinfest. He however was able to hold onto his job after a positive meeting with the owner.
Jennings, who has been with the Marlins now for 12 years, has been said to be Loria’s right hand man. He was promoted to the role of GM, which had been previously held by Michael Hill.
The first order of business for the duo will be attempting to get their 23-year old superstar, Giancarlo Stanton, signed to an extension this off-season. That should be a tall order.