GIRARDI AVAILABLE NEXT YEAR
According to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Joe Girardi will be out as Marlins manager after just one season.
The report identified a source close to the Marlins front office who described Girardi’s chances of returning as Florida’s manager a “zero” on a scale of one to 10.
“I don’t think there is any chance,” the source told the newspaper.
Wow. Apparently the final straw came after he brought back rookie pitcher Josh Johnson after an 82 minute rain delay. Johnson subsequently hurt his arm and is out for the remainder of the season. ESPN covers it here.
Sounds like Girardi fits the mold of a Cubs manager if he is abusing his starters like that. Even so, it’s hard to overlook what the Marlins have done with that $15 million payroll. And if he is a taskmaster and makes guys work I say bring him in. This team needs work ethic and leadership badly. The other stuff can be smoothed out.