The Miami Marlins are in the midst of a search for the franchise’s second manager in as many years. Last year’s hiring Ozzie Guillen did not work out at all as the team took on unnecessary controversy and only 69 wins. The Marlins were targeting former major league catcher Brad Ausmus along with Mike Redmond and Bryan Price, but Ausmus is not interested in the job.
The Marlins requested permission from the San Diego Padres to interview him but Ausmus declined.
Ausmus recently interviewed for the Boston Red Sox open managerial vacancy and did outstanding in the interview according to the Red Sox front office. However, the Red Sox were always targeting John Farrell for the job and just used the interviewing process as a basic formality after firing Bobby Valentine.
Ausmus is almost guaranteed to get a managing opportunity somewhere because of his incredible baseball knowledge. It almost seems like a good decision that Ausmus did not take over a last place team with a franchise that has a long history of ridding of managers quickly. The Marlins have had six managers since 2006 and have not made the playoffs since 2003.
The Marlins are interested in Redmond and it seems like he is the more likely candidate to get the job due to his history in the organization and since he has the most managerial experience coming from the Single-A Dunedin club in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Price is a long time pitching coach that has won numerous awards for his coaching.
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