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In 2015, the Miami Marlins’ managing occupation has been speculated upon arguably more than any team’s in baseball. Earlier in the season, the firing of Mike Redmond led to the step-in of former GM Dan Jennings.
And just last night, sources told MLB insider Ken Rosenthal that the Marlins will ask Jennings to leave the managing position, an action likely to occur following this current season.
"#Marlins then would pursue experienced manager for 2016, sources say. Story coming on http://t.co/5hfjrOXnfv. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 2, 2015"
As mentioned before, Mike Redmond began the season as Miami’s manager. His 16-22 record didn’t meet the expectations of Loria, Hill, and co. However, Dan Jennings’ mark of 38-57 proves to be worse.
When Jennings was hired, Marlins fans became even more critical of the front office. With no managing experience and an array of injuries, Jennings was bound to encounter a challenge, one he and the team couldn’t overcome.
Now with Jennings most likely to be removed at the end of the season, the speculation turns towards the possible replacements. My co-editor, Ehsan Kassim, questioned who would be the next Marlins manager?
The question becomes more relevant now, as Miami looks to begin their search for a new man at the helm.
From Around the Web:
Marlins plan sweeping changes, and Dan Jennings likely will be among others — Clark Spencer, Miami Herald
Dan Jennings will almost certainly not be returning to the Marlins’ dugout as their manager next season, several sources have said. Whether he remains with the team in any capacity is up in the air.
The Marlins, under orders from owner Jeffrey Loria, are making sweeping changes to the team’s baseball operations, from player development and scouting, all the way up to the front office. (Read More Here)
Marlins rout Braves behind Nicolino — Mark Bowman and Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
ATLANTA — Justin Nicolino completed seven scoreless innings and received some comfort courtesy of a Justin Bour three-run home run that allowed the Marlins to cruise to a 7-1 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at Turner Field.
Nicolino scattered six hits while subduing a Braves club that has tallied just one run through the first 18 innings of this three-game series. The Marlins scored a pair of first-inning runs against spot starter Manny Banuelos and Bour, who was given a rare start against a left-handed pitcher, capped a four-run seventh inning with the three-run shot he hit off right-handed reliever Ryan Kelly. (Read More Here)
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