The Miami Marlins need a new manager and there are some intriguing options. I already covered Joe Espada’s candidacy and now he received a second interview. This is big news. Matt Quatraro received a second interview too and that’s important to notice as well. Who is Quatraro? Is Espada really the next manager? What’s going to happen next? Let’s dive in…
Joe Espada may be the next Miami Marlins manager.
Furst of all let’s talk about Matt Quatraro. Who is he? Quatraro is a bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays, and that immediately makes him noticeable. The Tampa Bay Rays are annually a playoff team and seem to always find a way to win with a low payroll. Quatraro may mot be in the front office, but he’s certainly aware of their system and knows how to win. He was part of their pennant winning team in 2020 as well.
Matt Quatraro is a proven winner and has been pursued by other teams to manage them. It’s clear that he’s in demand and the Miami Marlins might benefit from him. It would also mean taking someone away from the Tampa Bay Rays. That’s an extra win for The Fish.
Joe Espada is of course a bench coach for the Houston Astros. Houston currently has a 2-0 lead against the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. They’ve been in the ALCS for six years in a row now, he knows what he’s doing and has a lot of experience with it.
Joe Espada is in demand too but he has ties to The Fish already, having worked in our front office before. I think that being more of a winner than Quatraro and having experience in our system means that he might just be the best choice for our managerial opening.
Is Joe Espada the next Miami Marlins manager? I would say he’s the favorite at the moment. Is he the best person for the job? He may just be that person. The main thing is that the next manager turns our team around as it’s something that we badly need.