Marlins name 5th manager in three years

If you’re looking for stability, don’t take a job with the Florida Miami Marlins.

 

Signed 2002 Mike Redmond Fleer baseball card from my collection

Mike Redmond will be the team’s fifth manager since 2010 when he is formally introduced to the media tomorrow.

He replaces a larger-than-life personality in Ozzie Guillen, and former Mets and Marlins outfielder Cliff Floyd thinks he’ll be a good fit.

“It’s a great fit,” Floyd told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.  “Red fits what they’re looking for in terms of his voice and the teaching aspect of it.”

I have to admit, I had hoped that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria would hire another larger-than-life character to add to the circus aspect that surrounds the team. But really, short of bringing in Bobby Valentine or doing something crazy like trading for Alex Rodriguez to make him baseball’s first player-manager in years, how could you top Guillen – or Loria’s own antics?

What do you think: will Mike Redmond get the Marlins out of the NL East cellar? Will he last more than one season?

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Posted on November 1, 2012, in Baseball and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Loria is the 21st century Steinbrenner when it comes to managers.

    I’ve said this several times- Florida is not the place for MLB teams. The attendance figures don’t lie.

    Florida is ok fro spring training and minor league clubs.

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