Orioles Unlikely To Interview Marlins’ Dan Jennings

9:12pm: The Marlins haven't formally denied the Orioles' request to interview Jennings, but it's leaning that way, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter).

2:30pm: The Marlins have denied the Orioles permission to interview vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager Dan Jennings for their GM opening, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.  Jennings is signed through 2015 from an extension signed in '07, and Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported that the Marlins have denied teams permission to interview him three times in the past.  Jennings has been with Florida since 2002, prior to which he worked for the Devil Rays, Mariners, and Reds.

Kubatko notes that Arizona's Jerry Dipoto will interview for the Orioles position today, while Toronto's Tony LaCava is scheduled for tomorrow.


32 Responses to Orioles Unlikely To Interview Marlins’ Dan Jennings Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 4 years ago

    A wee bit hypocritical, given how they like poaching managers

    • eyedessert 4 years ago

      I guess our vocabulary lesson for the day is “poaching”:

      poaching (v.) – trading two prospects for a manager who was blamed for the lousy performance of a team that fallaciously believes they’ve gotten rid of the right person

    • eyedessert 4 years ago

      I guess our vocabulary lesson for the day is “poaching”:

      poaching (v.) – trading two prospects for a manager who was blamed for the lousy performance of a team that fallaciously believes they’ve gotten rid of the right person

  2. xfipMachine 4 years ago

    Does he only go by “Jennings”?

  3. Brandon Miller 4 years ago

    Aren’t you normally supposed to allow your employees to advance their careers in the MLB? I wouldn’t be happy about that if I was Jennings.

    • Hes a got a pretty long contract. when did he sign it?

    • Whos going to want to be an executive with the Marlins now? This is exactly why the Jays do not require other teams to ask permission before interviewing one of their people.

    • DMCj 4 years ago

      That was my question – is it only the NFL that requires a team to allow an employee to interview for a promotion? Is this another unsightly symptom of the MLB antitrust exemption?

      • Is it possible that as Vice President of player personal they are saying GM is not a promotion. And a contract, especially one with a long long extension has to mean something right. Either way I still think they need to let him interview.

  4. Loria and Samson nothing but class. This is why they are the only team in MLB I Truly route against.

    • chico65 4 years ago

      A Garmin or TomTom can help you with that problem

      • brstreet9 4 years ago

        Only if he makes sure to get the current updates.

  5. In baseball, three strikes means: You’re Out!
    I guess the powers that be in Birdland. No, means you have the Green Light!
    Why do they continue to think the Marlins are going to change their minds after several times asking is beyond me!

    • because the fact that three people have asked means he is clearly qualified to advance his career.  

      • It also means that Jennings doesn’t want to leave either there, Sampy!
        While we are at it, Avila isn’t going to leave Detroit either. His contract last till 2015 as well.

        • KeithLawSucksInStl 4 years ago

          It doesn’t mean that at all… He’s had no say in the issue. Yes, he signed a deal until 2015, but who wouldn’t want that job security? For all we know he could be begging the team to leave, but the team just denies outside access to him.

          • Begging to leave the team, doubtful. However, I do like your blog name.

    • its the only time we asked and you never know it does not hurt to ask. whats your problem. other than being a total jerk.

      • What did you come up with that name just to bust my chops?
        There was no chance that Jennings was going to be allowed to interview with us.

    • its the only time we asked and you never know it does not hurt to ask. whats your problem. other than being a total jerk.

  6. Ohiowa 4 years ago

    Maybe Ozzie said “no.”  He’s now the driver of the clown car they call the Marlins.

    • Sorry Ohio, my original response was meant for Kyle H.
      Ughh, Disqus can be a pain!

  7. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    No Accardo or Jennings. Is it time to panic yet?

  8. eyedessert 4 years ago

    I’m sorry. I must have missed the memo that said “The Marlins have a conscientious obligation to allow other teams to interview employees who are still under contract and, therefore, the Marlins are committing a cardinal sin if they refuse to comply.”

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      You are forgiven, my son.

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      You are forgiven, my son.

    • DMCj 4 years ago

      I think they’re within their rights – I guess there isn’t an NFL-style rule that requires allowing personnel to interview for a promotion – I just wonder if it’s smart. Of course, this is an important offseason for the Marlins so they might not want to lose a key staffmember. I can see it both ways but it does seem a little heavy-handed not to let him interview.

  9. Lets just hire Dipoto and get this over with.

  10. HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago

    What about Ken Jennings?

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