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The Marlins expect to have a manager in place in two weeks

Oct 6, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

That according to Joe Frisaro of, who says that the Feesh are

in the process of shoring up their slate of contenders. Among the possibilities: Bobby Valentine, Jim Fregosi,
Bo Porter, Tony Pena, Ted Simmons, Tim Wallach and, of course, current manager Edwin Rodriguez. A couple of observations:

Within “a couple of weeks” is still the postseason. Baseball has long discouraged teams from making big announcements while the playoffs were still going on, so either the Marlins will ignore baseball’s wishes in this regard, or else they’ll decide on a guy and try to keep it quiet.  Good luck with that if it’s Bobby Valentine! We’re never more than two Google searches away from knowing what he had for breakfast, so we’ll definitely know if he’s the next Florida manager;

That list of candidates looks like a nice divide between “name guys” like Valentine, Pena and, I suppose, Fregosi and Simmons, and relatively unheralded managerial prospects, as it were, like Wallach, Porter and Rodriguez.  I wonder if Loria — clearly wanting a Valentine type going back to last summer — and the front office people — who did not — just decided that they each get their own list and they’ll narrow it down from there.

  1. Proudly Canadian - Oct 6, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    The lyrics for the song My Funny Valentine include the following phrases:
    “Your looks are laughable
    “Is your mouth a little weak
    When you open it to speak?
    Are you smart?”
    Did Rogers and Hart nail it?

  2. Preston - Oct 6, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Wallach would have been a leading candidate for the Dodgers’ job if it hadn’t gone automatically to Mattingly – most Dodgers fans certainly seemed to see him as a better option.

  3. Old Gator - Oct 6, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Old Gator is watching the newswires out of Stockholm to see if Cormac McCarthy will win the Nobel Prize for Literature this year.
    When do the playoffs start?

  4. Proudly Canadian - Oct 7, 2010 at 3:36 AM

    What playoffs?

  5. Proudly Canadian - Oct 7, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    By now you must know that Cormac McCarthy did not win. Instead the prize went to Mano Vargas Llosa. Fans of McCarthy will just have to wait for next year.

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