Managerial Notes: Marlins, Blue Jays

Three teams are still looking for managers: the Marlins, Blue Jays and Rockies. Here’s the latest on the managerial searches, starting in Miami…

  • Ozzie Guillen told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that he doesn't think the Marlins made the right decision in firing him earlier this week. Guillen had three years and $7.5MM remaining on his contract at the time of his dismissal.
  • Former MLB catcher Mike Redmond has impressed baseball people such as Jack McKeon and Fredi Gonzalez with his knowledge of the game, Spencer reports. Redmond, a minor league manager in the Blue Jays organization, appears to be a leading candidate for the Marlins' managerial position. The Marlins hope to interview others, including Reds pitching coach Bryan Price, according to Spencer.
  • Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar won’t be interviewed for the Blue Jays job, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports (on Twitter). The Blue Jays interviewed Bogar for the position two years ago before hiring John Farrell.


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16 Comments on "Managerial Notes: Marlins, Blue Jays"


George Vander Buist
2 years 9 months ago

Why do we have daily reports on who is NOT going to be interviewed for the Jays manager job? Why not just leave it alone until there is actually news to report and someone really has been interviewed or an announcement is made

Lunchbox45
2 years 9 months ago

weird that a rumour site has rumours

schellis
2 years 9 months ago

I have to report that regretfully I will not be interviewed for the Jays managerial position.

goner
2 years 9 months ago

Well, that’s three people we can cross off the list: me, you, and Ozzie Guillen 😀

But in all seriousness, I wonder what’s next for Guillen? I can’t see any MLB team hiring him as a manager, nor would I expect him to take a coaching position or a MiLB job. He might make a good (Spanish-language) announcer, but that would probably be too risky (for a team) and not prestigious/profitable enough for Guillen.

funkydalilama
2 years 9 months ago

What’s more profitable than 2.5 million a year to do nothing for the next three years?

goner
2 years 9 months ago

Perhaps so, but Ozzie strikes me as someone who needs the public spotlight more than the average guy. Can he really sit still and do nothing for the next three years?

johnsmith4
2 years 9 months ago

I can’t report I won’t be interviewed for the Blue Jays managerial position. But, I can report I have yet to be contacted about an interview.

Dan Gorgone
2 years 9 months ago

Not sure if Tim Bogar wants to manage the Blue Jays or the local BJ’s Wholesale. *insert Fry meme here*

2 years 9 months ago

What a minute. The Angels would buy Haren out of his $15.5 million contract for $3.5 million and then pay him $13.3 million?

2 years 9 months ago

What does that have to do with this thread???

safari_punch
2 years 9 months ago

Jays should hire Ozzie just for entertainment value. It would be nice to hear him tear into those clowns again and again.

Guest
2 years 9 months ago

I’m fairly certain that Yunel Escobar would be found dead in a ditch if that happened.

Lunchbox45
2 years 9 months ago

ozzie actually stuck up for yunel during that incident

2 years 9 months ago

Yup. Said something along the lines of whats the big deal? That’s a common word for us “Latinos”. I’m thinking that he would lay into Brett Lawrie pretty often on the base running issues though

Morley C
2 years 9 months ago

No, Toronto already has a clown for a mayor, we don’t need any further clownish leadership. Anyways, who are you clowning? He has no business being a clown. He should leave the clowning to all the other clowns in the clowning business.

Grayson Gallegos
2 years 9 months ago

I, too, don’t think the Marlins made the right decision in firing him earlier this week. They should have fired him after the last game.