Marlins Hire Mike Redmond

The Marlins hired Mike Redmond to be their next manager, Jon Heyman of reports (Twitter links). Redmond, a former MLB catcher, spent seven years of his playing career with the Marlins. The 41-year-old obtains a three-year deal to replace Ozzie Guillen in Miami as the Marlins look to rebound from a disappointing 2012 season.

Redmond managed the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League from 2011-12. The team finished 77-60 in 2011 and went 78-55 this past season. Redmond's 13-year playing career ended just two years ago, in 2010. He played for the Marlins, Twins and Indians, and was Ivan Rodriguez's backup on the 2003 Marlins team that won the World Series. As Jeff Passan explained last year, Redmond has some unconventional methods for breaking out of slumps.

Former player and manager Larry Bowa and Reds pitching coach Bryan Price were also candidates for the position. The Blue Jays and Rockies are now the only teams seeking managers.

23 Responses to Marlins Hire Mike Redmond Leave a Reply

  1. MB923 3 years ago

    Can’t be worse than Ozzie

  2. MB923 3 years ago

    “He couldn’t hit. He couldn’t throw. He couldn’t catch. But I know one thing. He was put on this earth to be a manager.” – Kevin Millar

    • DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

      Awesome quote. Great post. Gotta love Kevin Millar he tells it like it is.

      • MB923 3 years ago

        Certainly does. Didn’t like him much when he played against us (he did fairly well against the Yankees), but he’s got to be awesome to be around.

  3. Brime Lee 3 years ago

    Congrats to Red.
    He was a great back up catcher and I always liked him..
    and his domination of Tom Glavine was remarkable.
    but we’ll try to kick your butt hard, Red.
    from a Bravos fan.

  4. Jeff Conine 3 years ago

    Big fan of the hire. Redmond was a knowledgeable clubhouse presence in the Wes Helms mold. Less money, lesser commitment, less pressure — all good.

  5. Blue387 3 years ago

    When does he get fired by Jeffy Loria?

    • popular_mechanics_for_pitchers 3 years ago

      Surely not after naked BP

  6. Nathan Boley 3 years ago

    The Marlins’ problems begin and end with Loria.

    • JacobyWanKenobi 3 years ago

      Agreed. He is a terrible owner. Probably not Frank McCourt bad, but man. It’s a shame too because Miami has some nice guys you’d like to see do well.

  7. tomymogo 3 years ago

    If he ends up fired, Loria has an addiction to fire managers

  8. Rashomon 3 years ago

    Do you want wins, Marlins fans? Red Dog will get you to the place where you can smell ’em!

  9. $1742854 3 years ago

    Red Dog was notorious for keeing the clubhouse morale high in MN by walking around naked. Not sure how that will translate into a manager position–just saying.

  10. So when do the Mike Redmond hot seat rumors begin?

  11. Beersy 3 years ago

    Based on the fact that a monkey could probably do a better job than him. At least the monkey would keep his mouth shut.

  12. MB923 3 years ago

    Well for one thing I can bet that Redmond does not praise Fidel Castro. And with him being a former Marlin and winning a championship there, I don’t think I can expect his players to come out and say they don’t have respect for him.

  13. so pretty much any player for ’03 and ’97 can do better than Ozzie? huuummm very bad assumption here MB923

  14. dc21892 3 years ago

    Your first sentence sums it all up. I LOL’d. That was awesome.

  15. MB923 3 years ago

    Have you heard anybody in the past, player or coach, say they have no respect for Mike Redmond? Have you heard any player or coach say they support Fidel Castro?

    I never said Any player can do it, but I will be honest and say I can’t name any player from ”97 and ’03 who would be rude to the media and to his players as much as Ozzie

  16. MB923 3 years ago

    Considering I said I can’t name any Player from 1997 to 03 who would be rude to the media and his players as much as Ozzie, I stand by my opinion. Lol at you if you’re really comparing championship wins with base coaches to players or managers.

  17. westcoastwhitesox 3 years ago


  18. MB923 3 years ago

    As far as Marlins players, I’m not sure, maybe even nobody, but I’ve heard many White Sox players were sick of the Ozzie/KW feud, and again, I don’t know whose side they were on in that one either.

    Point is, Ozzie Guillen is a (insert any derogatory term), and I don’t know much about Redmond, but I absolutely cannot picture Redmond being worse,

    I assume you’re a Marlins fan, and if Remond was a good clubhouse guy, you’d appreciate him more than Ozzie. The only people who like Ozzie are those in the south side of Chicago (and they should), but everyone else knows he’s garbage.

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