It’s official! The Miami Marlins have a new manager and his name isn’t Joe Espada as we thought, it’s Skip Schumaker. I wrote about Schumaker before and he was one of the top four finalists for the position as of today. What’s going to happen now? Did The Fish make the right choice or not?
The Miami Marlins hired Skip Schumaker to be our new manager.
The search is over and we finally have our new manager! https://twitter.com/CraigMish/status/1584996493135876096?s=20&t=9O3e5I-6vmnEbi_xFkpD0g
This is great news as Schumaker is a respected veteran who rose quickly through the coaching ranks in the Major Leagues. Schumaker is a proven winner, having been a major part of the World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals team in 2011. That team won it all as the NL Wildcars team, knocking out multiple favorites along the way.
This is Skip’s first role as a manager, but just because he’s a first-year manager doesn’t mean that it’s a bad thing. I think that it’s safe to say that he has enough experience (as I write before), to make a positive difference from the dugout.
What about his competition? Joe Espada looked like the biggest competition for Skip Schumaker and he’s likely going to the Chicago White Sox. I’m not sure if he chose Chicago over us, or if we decided that Schumaker was a better fit, so it’s debatable as to why Joe will not be managing the Miami Marlins.
Skip Schumaker will be tasked with turning The Fish into a playoff team. Can he do that? I think that he will do his best, and as long as Kim Ng does her part and improves our hitting, we can definitely be a competitive team next season. Let’s hope that 2023 will go better than 2022 and that Schumaker will do a great job in charge of the team.