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Marlins to interview former catcher Mike Redmond for managerial gig

Oct 24, 2012, 5:51 PM EST

Mike Redmond Marlins

Mike Redmond, who spent the first seven of his 13 big-league seasons with the Marlins, will be brought in to interview for Ozzie Guillen’s old job.

MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro calls Redmond “a strong frontrunner” for the job. He says Reds pitching coach Bryan Price is also getting consideration.

Redmond spent this season managing Single-A Dunedin in the Blue Jays’ system. The 41-year-old retired two years ago after hitting .287/.342/.358 with 13 homers in 2,264 at-bats with the Marlins, Twins and Indians. A backup catcher, he never started more than 74 games in a season.

  1. cur68 - Oct 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Hope he has a strong stomach: working for Loria should come with a stomach pump and and anti-nausea medication.

    • Old Gator - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM

      He spent a few years under the McLoria regime so he kinda knows what he’s in for. I assure you, being ultimately fired by that clown will not seriously impact his job prospects with another team.

      We were hearing whispers about him down here in the hoarse lattitudes as far back as the All Star Break. I suspect that Scrooge, the Chihuahua and Teflon Larry already had him selected before they marched Slobbering Ozzie to the guillotine yesterday. He’s smart and, best of all, at this point in his managerial career he’s cheap. I think he’ll be a good fit with this team, whatever shape it’s in by April. It’s a no-lose proposition for him.

  2. mikeincmn - Oct 24, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Do you think when he becomes a manger he will still walk around the clubhouse naked all the time?

    • historiophiliac - Oct 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

      If someone files sexual harassment it will be AWESOME!

  3. historiophiliac - Oct 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Gator! Gator!

    • Old Gator - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM

      Whuh…huh…what time is it?

  4. tfbuckfutter - Oct 24, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Jeff Loria should be interviewing psychiatrists.

    • Old Gator - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:08 PM

      No, psychiatrists ought to be interviewing Scrooge McLoria. Especially the ones with a semester of grad school left. How many subjects can they find anymore who strut around with one hand tucked between the open shirt buttons of their chests?

      • scratchnsniffnblog - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

        Has that fallen out of style??? Next I suppose you’ll tell me I shouldn’t have named my homestead Elba.

  5. scratchnsniffnblog - Oct 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Good for Redmond. Maybe he can whip the pitching staff into shape and teach Buck how to catch AND hit above the Mendoza Line.

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