Miami might not want to wait for Don Mattingly to potentially become available. According to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, Larry Bowa has a second interview for the Marlins' managerial job scheduled for Thursday.
The Marlins are know to be seeking an experienced candidate, and Bowa does have an extensive resume. He ended the season as the Phillies' bench coach and received permission to initially interview for the job earlier this month.
Bowa managed the Phillies and Padres, and the Marlins could have a desire to hire a manager relatively quickly. Bo Porter, Manny Acta and Phil Nevin have all also reportedly interviewed for the job.
Although Mattingly might be seen as the club's ideal candidate, there is no guarantee he would be available. Los Angeles has an opportunity to win the National League Division Series, and even a loss does not ensure Mattingly will be searching for another job.
Miami's first off-season goal is hiring a manager. Until that is complete, there might not be much the club can accomplish.