Every manager knows there comes a point that you are hired to be fired very few get to leave on their own terms. If you lose and lose often the leach gets pulled quickly and then you get sent packing. That’s is what happened to Mike Redmond.
Redmond went 62-100 in his first year as a major-league manager with the Marlins in 2013. They improved to 77-85 last year, ending a streak of three consecutive last-place finishes in the NL East.
On the final day of last season, Redmond’s contract was extended two years through 2017. Guillen is in the final year of his contract, which means Loria will be paying three managers this year.Firing a manager is one thing…hiring his replcement is another …rumors were the Marlins had an interest in the Mets’ Wally Backman which means the Marlins would have been on the hook for another manager. Yes they are paying the GM but they are already paying the GM so why not do both jobs. Problem is the GM doesn’t have any managing experience and the last time he coached was back in the 1980’s at the High School level. Not the same as managing a major league team. Dan Jennings is now at the deep end of the pool. Maybe he will address the Marlins losing ways, maybe he will be able to figure who needs to stay and who needs to go. It’s happened before, but working for Jeffery Loria it becomes a different kind of animal. Most New York fans will remember how George Steinbrenner would go through managers and yes pay multiple managers at the same time for each of their contracts would run out. So this isn’t unsual. But that is New York. Big market big budget payroll. In Miami at least the way it is protrayed that they are a small market on a small budget so how are they paying for 3 managers Ozzie Gullien, Mike Redmond and now Dan Jennings? Crazy isn’t it?