Porter Joins Nats; Marlins Likely To Hire Rodriguez

The Marlins definitely won't be hiring Bo Porter and Edwin Rodriguez's chances of remaining the team's manager are looking better and better. The Nationals announced that Porter agreed to be Jim Riggleman's third base coach, so he's no longer in the running for Florida's managerial opening. Meanwhile, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are "expected" to announce that they will retain Rodriguez as manager.

Rodriguez, who appeared in 11 games for the Yankees and Padres from 1982-85, led the Marlins to a 46-46 record this year. He is the first Puerto Rican-born manager in big league history.

Porter spent last season on Arizona’s coaching staff, first as third base coach and then as bench coach. He arrived in Arizona after three seasons in the Florida organization, where he worked with current National Josh Willingham.

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7 Comments on "Porter Joins Nats; Marlins Likely To Hire Rodriguez"

4 years 9 months ago

Wow…no one wants to manage that team.

4 years 9 months ago

i think you are reading too much into it. they may have told porter that he was not going to be it. they have been leaning towards edwin for a while now. and, with limited manager jobs available, people will often take a bad job to just get the experience.

4 years 9 months ago

C’mon Marlins… last chance… call Bobby V. He’s gotten feelers to manage a BP gas station in Haverstraw NY… don’t let this opportunity get away!!

4 years 9 months ago


4 years 9 months ago

Thank god…I don’t want him managing this team anyways.

4 years 9 months ago

One last go at Bobby please, to God please.

4 years 9 months ago

Yup. I knew the Marlins wouldn’t be bold and progressive enough to hire a brand name/respectable manager. The NL East being a one horse race is getting really old fast. The Marlins are better off accepting being non-competitive for the next couple of years and trade Hanley Ramirez for some rebuilding prospects (Mark Teixiera style). Contrary to popular belief, a manager is a big part of the team.