March 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) and Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez (10) talk prior to the game at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Tino Martinez Calls Marlins Young Players "Soft"


Tino Martinez was the Miami Marlins hitting coach last season. The main hitting Tino taught the Marlins was when he grabbed Marlins players and threatened them, including second baseman Derek Dietrich.

Martinez apparently still has sour grapes with the Marlins, as he continues to take shots at his former players, even calling them “very soft” in an interview on Thursday with WFAN radio in New York:

They were not taking advantage of their opportunity and it was bothering me that they weren’t working hard enough and weren’t appreciating what they had. I was just trying to get them to understand, take advantage of this and make yourself a better player. They were very soft. They were very soft and that was the disappointing part, but I thought I was doing my job as a coach to try and get the most out of the

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel points out that not only were the players upset with Martinez, but the other coaches took exception to his actions as well.

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