Marlins Way: Frank Menechino Wants Fish to Work

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He spent a year in sabbatical simply hunting and fishing. In search of bigger game, sharpening the skills needed to become a better predator, Frank Menechino wanted to get some distance from the game before he came back to teach others. A little insight into the man who made himself into a big leaguer while scrapping for the Oakland A's for many years was published in the Miami Herald recently. … [Read more...]

Marlins Competitive Spring Training and More

Looks like there is a lot of discussion about things on the field all of a sudden for the Marlins. Let's sift through some notables: Marlins add 31 non-roster players to their Spring Training roster and the Sun-Sentinel has the names. They have more players reporting to camp (71) than wins last season (69). Competitive advantage? Or bargain hunting? Beinfest notes the talent pool and the … [Read more...]

Marlins Making The Right Moves with Coaching Staff

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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...]

Miami Marlins reel in former Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez as hitting coach – NY Daily News

Despite early-morning buzz Thursday that the popular former Yankee was being considered as Boston’s new hitting coach, Martinez was hired in the same capacity later in the day by the Miami Marlins. Martinez is the first major hire by new Marlins manager Mike Redmond, who is still searching for both a pitching coach and bench coach. Martinez, 44, had served recently as a special adviser to GM … [Read more...]