Miami Marlins: Mike Redmond Is Fired, What Should Be The Next Move(s)?
Nov 19, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins vice president & general manager Dan Jennings listens during a press conference at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Shelby Miller was one out away from no-hitting the Marlins on Sunday afternoon. Justin Bour, first pitch swinging, hit a ball into center field for the first hit. Miller ended up giving up two hits, but still got a complete game shutout to put the finishing touches on the Atlanta Braves’ sweep of the Miami Marlins.
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Getting swept by the Braves put the Marlins a 16-22 and in 4th place in the NL East. After Sunday’s two hit performance, Loria had seen enough of Mike Redmond. Redmond the Marlins’ manager for the past two seasons was “dismissed” from his job, along with bench coach Rob Leary.
In his time in Miami, Redmond had a record of 155-207 record. Mike Hill was quoted saying that the team “still has the confidence and that hopefully a new voice would spark the team.”
Loria is no stranger to firing managers. Since 2010 the Marlins have had 0 winning season and 7 managers. Loria gets rid of managers fast when things aren’t going right his club. Joe Girardi saw it, Ozzie Guillen saw it, Freddie Gonzalez saw it and now Redmond is the newest victim.
The Marlins shocked the sports world when they hired Dan Jennings as their manager. Jennings is also the current GM and has minimal coaching his experience. In fact Jennings’ only coaching gig was a high school team three decades ago.
Dan Jennings is now the manager and it’s time to move on from that topic.
What should the Marlins’ next moves be?
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