MLB Rumors: Luis Gonzalez, Jose Canseco On Miami Marlins Candidate List?

By Ryan Gaydos
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Marlins are in the search for a new manager and a new name has surfaced on the list of possible candidates. The Arizona Diamondbacks 2001 World Series hero and former outfielder of the 2008 Marlins, Luis Gonzalez, has become a possible candidate for the open vacancy in charge of running the squad.

Gonzalez is currently a special assistant to the Diamondbacks and it will be tough for the organization to let him go since he does have a high potential like some of the candidates on the Marlins to become managers in the future.

The Marlins did have interest in San Diego Padres assistant Brad Ausmus but when contacted the Padres to request permission to interview Ausmus, he declined to interview with the club. Ausmus got a good recommendation from the Boston Red Sox after his interview with the franchise prior to the team hiring John Farrell. Ausmus is likely to become a manager in the future.

Former journeyman outfielder Jose Canseco is also expressing interest in becoming the next manager for the Marlins in some tweets:

Then, Canseco had a very bold prediction:

Now, seeing his tweets there is absolutely no chance that Canseco works anywhere in the majors especially with him being wrapped up in the steroids scandal that contributed to a widespread investigation of every big name baseball player from the 2000s.

It does seem like, though, that former Marlins catcher Mike Redmond is the leading candidate for the job as he is becoming highly touted as a knowledgeable baseball person in the league.

Redmond spent seven years with the club.

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