Don Mattingly is expected to be introduced as the next Marlins manager on Monday. He reportedly agreed to a four-year deal to manage the club last week.
The Marlins have scheduled a 10 a.m. ET news conference on Monday at Marlins Park. Although the club didn't specifically say why, multiple sources have confirmed it is to introduce Don Mattingly as manager.
Dan Jennings was dismissed as the club's general manager on Thursday. Jennings took over for Mike Redmond in May and might have been blamed for the Marlins' struggles.
In the midst of all the changes the Marlins are making, minor league hitting coordinator Andy Barkett has decided to resign. Barkett reportedly declined an offer to remain with Miami.
Marlins analyst Preston Wilson believes the Mets are a year ahead of schedule.
Jim Benedict was named Marlins VP of pitching development.
Here are some fun facts about your new Marlins manager.
When he was healthy, Jose Fernandez pitched well for the Marlins in 2015.
Marcell Ozuna had a inconsistent 2015 campaign and the Marlins are still determining whether they should trade him.
Tom Koehler pitched notably well throughout 2015 and the Marlins could move him into the three spot in the rotation as a result.
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St. Louis will exercise Jaime Garcia's option for 2016.
Kansas City will non-tender Greg Holland, who is coming off of Tommy John surgery.
Alex Anthopoulos is leaving the Blue Jays.
Bud Black is the next Nationals manager.
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According to a source close to the situation, the Marlins have hired the former Dodgers manager to take over the clubhouse.
Don Mattingly is well-known for mediocre on-field managing, but the Marlins may be aware that the modern manager's role lies mostly in clubhouse management.
Ozuna could be moved in exchange for starting pitching this winter.
The only way it was going to be somebody else is if Mattingly was not fired. But that is insignificant because he was.
Zack Greinke is one of the best pitchers in this off-season's free agent class and, if Miami hires Don Mattingly as their new manager, a reunion with his former skipper may be enticing.