Marlins Fire Fredi Gonzalez

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

In a very surprising move today the Florida Marlins have fired their manager Fredi Gonzalez and two of his coaches. Most would think the Marlins suck and this is of no surprise, but that’s not really true. The team is currently 34-36 on a two game winning streak, in fact over the past 20 games they’ve been a .500 team. So I’d actually say Gonzalez and his staff has actually done pretty good with what he’s working with.

No one is quite sure of the reasoning but in his official press release Marlins owner Jeffrey Lori made some interesting statements. One of which is that the move was made cause this team can do even better and he wants to win, again I’m not sure if any manager can do much better with this team.

Decisions on individual personnel cannot supercede our overall goal, which is to win. We believe we can do better and be better. We owe it to our fans to put this team in the best possible position to win. Everyone knows how I feel about winning. That’s the reason we’re making this change.

We still have a very long season in front of us, and plenty of time to turn things around. Everyone – our fans, our team, our organization, and myself – wants us to win. That continues to be, and will always be, the goal.

Gonzalez took over during the 2007 season and has compiled a 276-279 record and I’m sorry that’s a good record if you’re the coach of the Florida Marlins. Fredi won’t be short of opportunities this winter, in fact some think he’ll be the leading candidate to replace Bobby Cox as the next manager of the Atlanta Braves.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution even says via Twitter, “To reiterate my oft-expressed view, if Fredi Gonzalez is available, he immediately moves to top of the list of potential Cox replacements.”

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