Many sites around SB Nation host FanPost Fridays, and we’re joining the fray here at Fish Stripes, because we want to give you the chance to have your voice be heard in long-form style.
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FanPost Friday prompt: Would you rather be Manager, President of Baseball Operations, or CEO of the Marlins?
Last week’s prompt: How will you define success for the 2018 Marlins?
The Marlins are obviously in a state of change. The three people leading the “rebuild” all have very different jobs, and they need to coordinate every move to be successful now and in the future. Derek Jeter, as CEO and minority owner, oversees the day-to-day operations of the franchise. Michael Hill, the President of Baseball Operation, works with all personnel in the organization in areas including contract status, contract negotiations, scouting reports, the free agent market, etc. Don Mattingly is responsible for in-game strategy, lineup selection, training, and skills coaching.
These three are the current architects of the foundation for a successful Marlins franchise. They elected, in one way or another, to dismantle the previous team to build a sustainable organization that will put a winning product on the field.
From a fan’s perspective, we can see plenty of places to criticize all three. Perhaps Michael Hill’s work in a front office that accumulated hundreds of millions of dollars in debt with very little to show for it? Jeter’s poor handling of the media at the start of his tenure? Don Mattingly’s in-game decisions?
If you had the opportunity to swap with one with of those three, which would it be and why? What changes would you make to impact the trajectory of the Marlins organization?
Whip us up a FanPost and let us hear the changes you would make as either the manager, CEO, or President of Baseball Ops!