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Bo Porter “has emerged as the frontrunner” for Marlins job

Oct 18, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

Bo Porter, Barry Enright

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com “indications are Bo Porter has emerged as the frontrunner” for the Marlins’ managerial opening.

Porter was the Diamondbacks’ bench coach this season before being let go in the housecleaning that went along with Kirk Gibson being named full-time manager earlier this month. Prior to that he was the Marlins’ third base coach from 2007 to 2009.

Frisaro reports that Porter “already has been making inquiries about candidates for his coaching staff” and adds that the Marlins haven’t even spoken to interim manager Edwin Rodriguez since the season ended, suggesting that he’s not viewed as a legitimate candidate for the full-time position despite a 46-46 record after replacing Fredi Gonzalez in mid-June.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 18, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    Scrooge McLoria probably hasn’t called because Rodriguez goes bowling in the evenings and plays golf on the weekends when the telephone rates are lowest.

  2. IdahoMariner - Oct 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    I don’t have an opinion whether Porter is a better candidate than Rodriguez — it just seems like a really crappy way to do business that the Marlins haven’t even spoken to Rodriguez about it.

  3. Old Gator - Oct 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    You obviously never read Crappy Ways to do Business by Scrooge McLoria. You’ll find it in the remaindered books section of your friendly local neighborhood independent bookseller, on that last shelf in the corner, partially hidden by the refrigerator to the left of to the “Employees must wash their hands before returning to work” sign, right next to that dusty copy of Merger Mania by Ivan Boesky.

    • IdahoMariner - Oct 18, 2010 at 3:35 PM

      yeah, I need to get caught up on my “treating people like crap” reading. I’m a little behind. Thanks Gator.

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