Buoyed by an offseason spending spree that included a long-term agreement with star Giancarlo Stanton, most expected the Miami Marlins to compete for an NL East title. A disappointing 3-10 start apparently has management reconsidering the status of manager Mike Redmond.  

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Redmond on Hot Seat

Monday, April 20

Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald reported that not only is Redmond standing on thin ice but the team is considering Mets Triple-A manager Wally Backman as a potential replacement.

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal provided additional details on Redmond’s status with the team:

Backman, 55, is in his third season with the Las Vegas 55s, leading them to the playoffs during his first two campaigns. He has been with the Mets organization since 2010 and also has minor league managerial experience with the Chicago White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Should Backman wind up replacing Redmond, he’ll be taking over perhaps baseball’s most disappointing team. Miami is coming off of a four-game sweep at the hands of New York and has completely fallen apart amid struggles on its pitching staff. Only the Texas Rangers have given up more runs through their first 13 games.

High-profile acquisitions, such as starting pitcher Mat Latos and outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, are off to miserable starts, and the Marlins are looking for any way possible to jump-start their roster. If he’s let go, Redmond will be the fourth Marlins manager to either be let go or resign since 2010. (The Marlins also had two interim managers in 2011.)

Overall, he has compiled a 142-195 record since arriving in 2013.


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