May 17, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria (C) looks towards the Marlins dugout prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Miami Marlins are trending downward and don’t even possess a true manager, but the show must go on and the team now welcomes the Arizona Diamondbacks into town for the first of a four-game set tonight at Marlins Park.
Both clubs are reeling and suffering through losing streaks, but the Marlins have all but imploded less than two months into the 2015 season. Manager Mike Redmond, after signing an extension before the season to remain skipper of the Fish through 2017, was let go on Sunday following the series sweep by the Atlanta Braves, and now Jeffrey Loria has inexplicably appointed former general manager Dan Jennings as Redmond’s replacement.
This move makes no sense, and has the baseball world once again pointing and laughing at the Marlins organization, but that’s not why we’re here right now. We are here because this series against the equally-lowly Dbacks presents an opportunity for the Marlins to get off the schnide, and we must get you up to speed before first pitch tonight at 7:10 PM in South Florida.
We sat down with the Editor of FanSided’s Diamondbacks blog Venom Strikes, Guillermo Salcido, to get acquainted with his club as they prepare for the season’s first meeting with the Marlins.
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