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Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria not concerned with managerial situation

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Loria said he is more concerned with the play on the field.

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Miami has struggled of late and the club may be prepared to make a notable change. A Miami Herald report indicated the Marlins were considering firing Manager Mike Redmond, however the front office may not be prepared to make such a change just 14 games into the season.

After being swept by the Mets in a four game series over the weekend, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria may not be considering such a change. Loria spoke to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick and did not discuss the status of the club's manager in detail.

"I've got one thing to say: I'm not interested in palace intrigue,'' Loria said. "We've got games to win -- period. (The speculation) doesn't have anything to do with anything.''

The Marlins entered the season with high expectations following an offseason that included signing Giancarlo Stanton to a $325 million extension. Miami also added Dee Gordon, Martin Prado, and Michael Morse to its lineup and Dan Haren and Mat Latos to the rotation. Gordon has had success early, however neither Prado nor Morse have had numerous opportunities with runners in scoring position. The rotation, with Henderson Alvarez on the disabled list, has been inconsistent, and the bullpen has been used often.

Loria failed to endorse Redmond, which may be notable with regard to the manager's future. The club is reportedly considering Wally Backman as an alternative, as Miami's offense has posted a .649 OPS and the pitching staff's ERA has consistently hovered around 5.10.

Stanton told reporters over the weekend he felt the Marlins "lacked fire," and as a result the organization may feel change is necessary. Miami fired Jeff Torborg 38 games into the 2003 season and Fredi Gonzalez 70 games into the 2010 campaign. The Marlins are not concerned about time but rather the team's current performance, which may prove to be a valuable approach moving forward.

Redmond is under contract through 2017, and is respected throughout the league. The Marlins may not feel the need to make a change yet. But the fact that Loria did not express his confidence in Redmond may be telling of the organization's mindset.