Marlins Bringing Back Fredi Gonzalez? How Rare Is That?

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Gonzalez or Mattingly? 

One of the most interesting parts of this move to me would be just how much more coaching experience Fredi Gonzalez has. There’s about a four year gap just in MLB managerial experience alone, but the divide goes much deeper. Gonzalez has been coaching since 1990, and has done so at just about level; more to the point, he’s done so at just about every level with this organization.

However, in terms of win-loss percentage, Mattingly edges him out .550 to .506. Moreover, this is in no uncertain terms Mattingly’s team. So there should be no problem, provided Mattingly himself is on board with this hire.

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Maybe Fredi even has some advice on how to get Nick Markakis out.

Personally, I’d like to see the move. As noted in Friday’s Fish Flash, if he was good enough at coaching third base to do it for Bobby Cox, he’s probably an upgrade over Lenny Harris.