Since the departure of manager Fredi Gonzalez, there has been a great deal of uncertainty regarding who will be the Florida Marlins manager, until Tuesday when Jeffrey Loria announced that Edwin Rodriguez will be the manager for the rest of the season.

This means that Bobby Valentine and Bo Porter are officially out of the running for the big job. 

The announcement of this came right before the Tuesday game, Jeffrey Loria huddled the players together and made the announcement, he made the decision because he felt that it was something the players wanted, and rightfully so they applauded and celebrated the new Rodriguez era.

This week so far has been extremely special for him, as he has become the first Puerto Rican manager in the history of the sport, he is celebrating the joy of being with his family, and has officially been named the Florida Marlins manager. 

Doesn’t get better than that Edwin.

Being that he has been named manager there are great expectations of him, and right now the Marlins are swinging the bat better and the pitching is starting to get rock solid. 

If the Marlins want to push for a playoff position Rodriguez needs to fight hard for this team, and make the right decisions.

Also this Marlins team needs to start winning games, and so far in the San Juan series they have been looking solid offensively. Hanley is going back to his RBI producing form and the team is going through a power surge. 

Though Rodriguez isn’t my favorite choice to manage the team, I’m sure he’ll give his best in order to lead this team to at least a winning record before the all-star break.

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