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.
Tino Martinez resigned as the Marlins’ hitting coach in the middle of last season amid allegations that he was physically and verbally abusive to players, later giving his side of the story that painted him in a much more sympathetic light as an authority figure simply trying to get young players to listen.
In its annual valuations of Major League Baseball franchises, Forbes lists the Marlins’ worth at $500 million. That’s 27th out of the 30 teams, ahead of only the Athletics ($95 million), Royals ($490 million) and Rays ($485 million).
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Pitcher Henry Rodriguez was reassigned to minor league camp by the Miami Marlins on Thursday before the final game at their spring training complex.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
We are at the home stretch of Spring Training, as the Miami Marlins have just three exhibition games left before Opening Day. We already know that Dan Marino will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, yet we still don’t have an idea who the Marlins starting center fielder will be for that game.
I feel like there is no point in trying to go through the Marlins rotation 1 through 5 and explain how their past performance will impact their 2014 production. Its been done, here on Marlin Maniac, on Fish Stripes, and even on the MLB Network with their “30 Clubs in 30 days” feature.
As the Marlins continue to trim the roster to the MLB maximum of 25, a few more players were casualties on Thursday morning. The most notable of those players were Donovan Solano and Brian Bogusevic. Both players were precariously hanging on to spots on the roster anyway, but if you look at their pasts, you can make a case that these cuts were a little surprising.
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