MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have scheduled a news conference for Monday, where they’re expected to introduce new manager Dan Mattingly. The press conference can be seen on FOX Sports Florida at 10 a.m.
Miami hired Mattingly last week less than a week after he parted with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He becomes the Marlins’ 10th manager — including Jack McKeon for two stints — since Jeffrey Loria bought the team in 2002.
With the Marlins, Mattingly will face a big adjustment regarding resources. The Dodgers led the majors by far this year with a payroll of $289.6 million at the end of the regular season. Miami ranked last at $64.9 million, and little change is expected next season.
Finally a real manager in the dugout. Let them play the game simple while he makes the right moves. Use to stubborn asshole owners in Jeff Loria. Took the Dodgers to 3 consecutive playoffs. All we need to do is get in, let the magic happen where Marlins have somehow the best record in the post season going 2-0 as wildcards. Loria likes him too so maybe Donnie can get into Loria’s brain and convince him to loosen up the Purse strings and get some more ace pitching in. Making better moves by the deadline. With some healthy players and Mattingly motivate players the way they need then I can see this team making the playoffs for sure.