The 3 moves that the Miami Marlins must make at the deadline
By Neil Raymond
2. Don Mattingly needs to go
Don Mattingly was a great player whose career ended prematurely. He also is not a bad manager, but he might not be the right one for the Miami Marlins anymore. The Fish are struggling despite an easy schedule, and despite roster issues, it sure looks like Mattingly’s bullpen management and obsession with lefty/righty matchups isn’t helping matters.
The Miami Marlins might need to replace Don Mattingly.
I wrote about how Don Mattingly should be replaced as the Miami Marlins manager and I think I was on to something there. He’s actually the worst manager in Dodgers franchise history in playoffs series, losing a historic number of them. He won his only one with The Fish, but he also hadn’t been able to take the team to the next level.
Why are the Miami Marlins not playing better? Is it really just the injuries and the bad hitting? Don Mattingly doesn’t seem very good to me at taking charge of the clubhouse and motivating his players to win. The Miami Marlins often blow games in the late innings due to bullpen mismanagement and the offense dies worse due to heavy righty/lefty matchup emphasis.
The Miami Marlins should look at the Philadelphia Phillies and take their example of firing a manager mid-season. It worked out well for them so far, why can’t it work out even better for us?