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Marlins add Brett Butler and Frank Menechino to coaching staff

Oct 12, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

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The Marlins announced two new additions to Mike Redmond’s coaching staff yesterday, as former All-Star outfielder Brett Butler was hired as a third base and outfield coach while Frank Menechino will be the new hitting coach.

Butler, who played 17 seasons in the majors and amassed 2,375 career hits, has worked in the Diamondbacks’ organization for the past nine seasons. An opportunity in the big leagues has been a long time coming, as he has been the manager at Triple-A Reno for the last five years.

Menechino, who played seven seasons in the majors between the Athletics and Blue Jays, joins the Marlins after spending five seasons as a coach in the Yankees’ minor league system. He’ll replace John Pierson, who served as interim hitting coach after Tino Martinez resigned amid controversy earlier this year.

  1. butchvapor - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    the Dbacks employ Butler for 9 years, only to let him go when they’re looking for replacements on their coaching staff? Is the drag-bunt not gritty enough?

    • gbrim - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      Not only that, they have had running game issues for years. Butler had some coaching skills they could have used but the DBacks kept him stuck in AAA. I don’t blame him for leaving, I’m just surprised the best job he could find was the clown posse Loria leads in Miami.

  2. mybrunoblog - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Wait. The Marlins hired that old blond comedian who had that bad tv series in the 90s as their third base coach?
    I’m surprised this story isn’t getting more attention.

    • Old Gator - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      I’m surprised to see that gauche Feesh rainbow “M” logo show up in the middle of a postseason blog sequence – even if it is only to talk about the coaching staff.

  3. historiophiliac - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Welcome to the Teal, suckers.

    • Old Gator - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      The Feesh haven’t worn teal in two years. Remember that publicity shot of Scrooge McLoria contemptuously tearing up the old Feesh logo and tossing it aside (as, for example, he tossed aside the interests of the Macondo community he purports to inhabit by conniving with our corrupt city and county councils to build Macondo Banana Massacre Field and stick us with four billion dollars of irremediable bond interest)? The teal went down the crapper along with any sense of continuity or history on that sorry day when the team was offeeshally “rebranded” (and they didn’t just brand it – they cut off its balls at the same time; Scrooge is nothing if not efficient).

      • historiophiliac - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        I still think it’s representative.

      • Old Gator - Oct 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        Here’s representative:

        As ownership if it knew it was lying to the city and county about its finances. If it ducks like a quack….

  4. jcmeyer10 - Oct 12, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I am waiting for Loria to hire interns from the local JuCo so he can save costs.

    • historiophiliac - Oct 12, 2013 at 7:43 PM

      That’s the Rockies Way!

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