Marlins Bringing Back Fredi Gonzalez? How Rare Is That?

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Hopefully Barry Bonds wasn't fired for being bald. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
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Doing his thing for eight different managers. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Doing his thing for eight different managers. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Any Cross-Coach Players Left On Roster? 

Only the face of the franchise.

If winning bar bets against your fellow Fish fans is your thing, Giancarlo Stanton can help you out. Technically, the superstar slugger has played for a staggering eight managers in the majors.

Sure, I’m counting Brandon Hyde’s one game cameo between the Rodriguez and McKeon tenures. But seven doesn’t make it better. Plus, it lets Stanton claim the franchise record, avoiding a tie with Ricky Nolasco.

The home run artist formerly known as Mike Stanton made his Marlins debut on June 8, 2010. Two weeks land one home run later, Gonzalez was fired. Stanton did go on a bit of tear right after, hitting 8 HR and 21 RBI over the next five weeks. In any event though, he’s the one constant Gonzalez would fine just where he left him.

For those wondering about Perry Hill, the two did overlap briefly in 2007. But Hill would spend the next two years retired, and wouldn’t return to the Marlins until 2011, meaning he missed the bulk of the Gonzalez era.

And for the really nitpicky, Mike Kozak and Juice the Barber. There- done.

Hunter Cervenka, Jeff Francoeur, and Chris Johnson would all make the list of players with past Gonzalez experience should any of them end up being retained.

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