The latest Marlins-related news nuggets and analysis:
- Alex Cora has been re-hired as Red Sox manager, fresh off serving his one-year MLB suspension. James Rowson, who was a candidate for that job, will presumably return to the Marlins for another season as bench coach (though the team hasn’t announced its 2021 coaching staff yet).
- Marlins officials are “intrigued” by the possibility of Rowson being Don Mattingly’s eventual successor, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
- On Friday, multi-billionaire Steve Cohen closed the deal to become the new owner of the Mets, and one of his first orders of business was to clean out the front office. Former Marlins minor league field coordinator Dick Scott is potentially on their radar. Ditto for former president of baseball operations Michael Hill.
- Fish On The Farm reacts to what we saw from the Marlins prospects who made their major league debuts in 2020.
- Outfielder Jesús Sánchez has been swinging the bat well during Dominican Winter League preseason games. Check out the Toros del Este YouTube channel for future livestreams.
Jesús Sánchez with the opposite-field double in a Dominican Winter League preseason game pic.twitter.com/MY05Oc8ww3— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) November 6, 2020
- Ginny Searle of Baseball Prospectus predicts that the Marlins will sign Charlie Morton (assuming his doesn’t retire).
- MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro considers what the 2021 Opening Day roster would look like if the Marlins did absolutely nothing this offseason.
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- Former Marlins reliever AJ Ramos discusses his long road back from shoulder surgery on the Elite Baseball Development podcast.