Marlins name 5th manager in three years
If you’re looking for stability, don’t take a job with the
Florida Miami Marlins.
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?