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Bo knows Jeffrey Loria

Posted on: June 29, 2010 7:21 pm
Edited on: June 29, 2010 7:30 pm
 

One more glimpse into the dysfunctionality of the Marlins:

They've interviewed two men so far to replace fired manager Fredi Gonzalez, interim skipper Edwin Rodriguez and Arizona third-base coach Bo Porter.

Porter was Florida's third-base coach last year. He fled the organization last winter because Gonzalez and his coaching staff were operating under the assumption that owner Jeffrey Loria probably would fire them by this year's All-Star break, according to major-league sources.

Porter spent the past five seasons in the Marlins' organization, and he was their third-base coach from 2007-2009.

Yet he took a lateral job in Arizona, telling people when he left Florida that he would never work for Loria again.

It looks like he still won't: Loria told the Marlins before Tuesday night's game with the Mets that Rodriguez will finish out the season as manager.

Porter's interview? Either the latest proof positive of the lengths to which some men will go to have a chance to manage in the majors, or he simply participated in what some in the industry think was a courtesy interview that allows the Marlins to comply with Commissioner Bud Selig's edict that clubs interview minority candidates for every opening.

The Marlins were reprimanded for not complying with that when they fired Jeff Torborg in 2003 and hired Jack McKeon.

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2010 5:32 am
 

Bo knows Jeffrey Loria


As soon as the idiot Jeffrey Loria interviewed Edwin Rodriguez, the Marlins fulfilled their obligation to interview minority candidates.  Since Rodriguez is the first Puerto Rican-born man to manage in the Majors with his promotion to interim manager, I'm fairly certain this qualifies him as a "minority."
I don't know the answer, so I ask out of true curiousity ...

Did he ACTUALLY interview Rodriguez? The guy was named interim manager as soon as Gonzalez was fired, there was no transition period. I don't believe you really interview an interim coach for the job, that's why he's the interim coach, so you can interview people for the job full time.




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2010 1:09 am
 

Bo knows Jeffrey Loria

Marlins fans do not want Bo Porter back. The decision not to bring Porter in was a great one, because under him we would be having guys thrown out all over the place. Look at how much the Marlins baserunning has improved this season without Porter.
Porter can cry about this all he wants, but its fact that he sucks as a baserunning/3rd base coach and you would have to be legally insane to have him as a manager. Under Edwin Rodriguez the Marlins been playing small ball, bunting, hit and runs, sacrifices, base stealing, etc. You didn't see that crap under Fredi. I hope they stay away from the wholw swing for the fences and try to steal with bad baserunners that Porter, Fredi and Jim Presley was getting his players to do.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: June 29, 2010 10:33 pm
 

Bo knows Jeffrey Loria

Scott--
     Do you pay attention to what you submit for publication?
Porter's interview? Either the latest proof positive of the lengths to which some men will go to have a chance to manage in the majors, or he simply participated in what some in the industry think was a courtesy interview that allows the Marlins to comply with Commissioner Bud Selig's edict that clubs interview minority candidates for every opening.
As soon as the idiot Jeffrey Loria interviewed Edwin Rodriguez, the Marlins fulfilled their obligation to interview minority candidates.  Since Rodriguez is the first Puerto Rican-born man to manage in the Majors with his promotion to interim manager, I'm fairly certain this qualifies him as a "minority."

     The interview of Bo Porter is just another bone-headed move on Loria's part to find a solution to a problem he created when he fired the best manager he was going to get to work for him.  If recent actions are any indications of the future, Loria may start one of those nasty little cycles where 1st-time managers run through the team for a 2 to 3-year run before they get blown out for the next decade.  Have fun, Marlin fans!


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