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Edwin Rodriguez to remain Marlins manager for rest of season

Jun 29, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

Well, this is pretty anticlimactic.

Sources tell Buster Olney of ESPN.com that after all the speculation, Edwin
Rodriguez will remain the Marlins manager for the rest of the 2010 season.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria informed the team of the organization’s decision before Tuesday’s game against the Mets.

According to Olney, the team will resume the hiring process after the season. As Craig suggested earlier this afternoon, this decision suggests that the organization was not in complete agreement that Bobby Valentine, who was considered a shoe-in for the job as recently as this weekend, should be the team’s next manager.

Rodriguez, who was managing with Triple-A New Orleans at the time of Fredi Gonzalez’s firing, is 2-4 over his first six games as Marlins’ skipper.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 29, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    Make that 3-4 with the Feesh eking out a win on a Dan Uggla walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth, after the Feesh boolpen coughed up a three run lead in the sixth and eighth.
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    Scrooge McLoria was interviewed briefly by Craig Minervini of Fox Florida Sports, a conversation aired after the game on Feesh flagsheep 790 The Teekit. The Master Miser said that he made the decision “to settle the issue for the season” and because he thought Rodriguez had done a good job so far and deserved to be given his shot – but that the organization would keep its options open and revisit the managerial question when the season ended, which shows every indication of being on October 3rd this year.
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    So there’ll be some more freefloating speculation about what reef the Good Ship Bobby foundered upon for maybe a week or so, a few odd factoids trickling out from sources reputable and scurrilous, then the quiet that follows an armistice until a fresh round of rumor mongering sets in this fall – assuming, in the Macondo Harold, we can find it somewhere under or behind the Dolphins coverage.

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