Fredi Gonzalez

Marlins Making The Right Moves with Coaching Staff

Tino Martinez

The Marlins recently announced the hiring of former Marlin Mike Redmond as their new manager. The fanfare was palpable, and the writing around the move was described generally as a pretty good move with a pin-ache of character. References were made to Redmond's now infamous naked bout with batting practice that helped cure a team that would eventually propel itself to the 2003 World Series title. … [Read more...]

Miguel Cabrera Wins Player Choice Award, Indicates Wrong Direction for Marlins

Award season is starting for MLB and it's going to be a long one for Fish fans. Miguel Cabrera, fresh off his Triple Crown season and World Series appearance, now is a constant reminder of the wrong direction the Marlins have taken since 2003. Sure, Miguel Cabrera was putting on weight and there were some maturity issues back when Miggy was looking for his first big contract. The amount of … [Read more...]

Hanley Ramirez and His Legacy of Ego?


When Hanley Ramirez eventually returns to Miami in Dodger Blue, what kind of recognition will he get from the crowd? Apparently, those left behind to pick up the pieces of a franchise being characterized as a "disappointment", a "failure", or having a "fire sale" have nothing to say, except relief. If Greg Cote's article┬áis right, Ozzie Guillen bluntly calls out Hanley for his lack of … [Read more...]

The Confusing State of Bobby Valentine: What I Meant to Say…

You know what makes for a great relationship? Communication. Apparently Jeffrey Loria and the Marlins don't get that and would lose out on their Valentine: Bobby V, baby, Bobby V. In what has been probably the most convoluted and confusing situation of any managerial hiring process, or hiring process, Bobby Valentine shed some light on the situation. In fact, it seems that he is still in the … [Read more...]

Jeffrey Loria: Blaming Owner Only Gets You So Far

Last I checked, Jeffrey Loria can't turn a double play much less hit a ball out of the infield. The guy could probably not even make it around the bases at half stride without a chauffeur. So, what is with all the noise about him? Sure, he is the owner of the Marlins franchise. Yes he is a cheapskate that is using his sports franchise as an investment tool and not as a hobby like his fellow … [Read more...]

Valentine Interview Delayed; Fans and Media Need to Stop Whining

The Bobby Valentine interview, and impending hire, is on hold. The Marlins are saying to be patient, that there is a process here and that they want to hire the right guy. I am going to be critical here. Firing Fredi Gonzalez so abruptly without having someone in line shows the Marlins to not really have a plan. Then again, to fire Gonzalez and immediately bring in a new manager means that this … [Read more...]