Marlins owner vague on job status of manager Mike Redmond
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria failed to give manager Mike Redmond a vote of confidence as speculation about Redmond’s job status continued to heat up this week.
Instead Loria said he wasn’t interested in speculation and contended that the team needed to start winning.
“I’ve got one thing to say. I’m not interested in palace intrigue. We’ve got to win games,” Loria told the Miami Herald.
The paper reported on Monday that Redmond was on the hot seat and that Loria was upset with the losing ways. Redmond has failed to post a winning record in the two seasons he has managed the team. The Marlins have lost five games in a row and, at 3-11, have the second-worst record in the National League.
The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since winning the World Series in 2003.
“First of all, nobody is more disappointed in the way that we’ve started that I am,” Redmond said. “We were expecting to get off to a hot start. It hasn’t happened.”
“I can’t control stuff that people write. All I can do is come out and be consistent. I think the guys know where I am or where I’m coming from. We’ve got to win some ballgames,” he added.
The Marlins' pitching staff is next-to-last in the major leagues with a 5.28 ERA and Miami is the only team without a save. Only the Milwaukee Brewers, who have the worst record in the league, have a worse ERA (5.31).
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