The Miami Marlins coaching staff will have a different look in 2020 with several coaches potentially leaving the organizations for other roles.
The news that Tim Wallach won’t return to the Marlins as the team’s bench coach is not the only news coming out of South Florida in regard to coaching changes. The team’s staff will have a decidedly different look for the 2020 season.
"“MLB.com has learned catching coach Brian Schneider and bullpen coach Dean Treanor will not be part of the 2020 staff,” Joe Frisaro wrote.“The Marlins have not confirmed any staff changes.”"
The changes should not come as any surprise as the front office will continue to find the right fit with its personnel as well as the 25-man roster to produce an improved product on the field in 2020. The news of Don Mattingly being extended for two seasons prior to the end of 2019 started the ball rolling on what to expect as the offseason becomes one of the most important winters for this franchise.
Wallach was Mattingly’s sounding board and right hand. The two have a special bond that will be hard to replace. Finding someone to fill that void may come from within the organization or Mattingly, who will be in his fifth season as the Marlins skipper in 2020, may seek someone out of the organization to mix things up a bit.
"“Schneider, 42, spent four seasons as Miami’s catching coach, and he played a part in the development of All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto, who is now with the Phillies,” Frisaro adds.More from Marlins NewsMiami Marlins news: Another target goneWhy didn’t the Miami Marlins sign JDM?Miami Marlins rejected Boston‘s trade offerMiami Marlins are pursuing Michael ConfortoMiami Marlins need to spend to win“Treanor, 71, served as bullpen coach the past three seasons, and he has also managed in the Marlins’ system. He was the skipper of Triple-A Albuquerque in 2003 and from ‘05-08.”"
Also, there is no word yet if pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. will come back for the 2020 season. He was hired last offseason and has worked extensively with the young arms on the team’s staff. Whoever assumes that role will have a say in who the front office brings in as bullpen coach. It is believed Stottlemyre will have other opportunities with Big League teams.
Making the decision tougher for the Marlins was the coaches on staff this past season were on one-year deals. It was is hope that the organization can keep the majority of the coaching staff intact for continuity moving forward. The pitching staff is still young and developing. The roster is a mixed bag that could look a lot younger in 2020 with rising prospects getting a shot at playing every day in Miami.
"“The Marlins are hopeful of retaining several members of the 2019 staff, including first-base/infield coach Trey Hillman, who previously was a bench coach for Mattingly in Los Angeles. Third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez has been on Mattingly’s staff the past three seasons,” Frisaro wrote."