After unexpectedly sneaking into the MLB Playoffs during the shorter 60 game season back in 2020, the Miami Marlins appeared to be on the verge of returning to the fore of the MLB. However, Miami’s fortunes changed in the subsequent two seasons, and they are currently starting over and looking for strategies to compete in the congested National League East division.
Manager Don Mattingly died as a result of their battles. The two sides agreed to separate ways after the 2022 season because Mattingly’s influence on the Marlins had been evidently waning during the previous few seasons. Since then, the Marlins have been looking for his replacement, and it appears that they have narrowed down their options to two bench coaches.
Sources: Astros Bench Coach Joe Espada & Rays Bench Coach Matt Quatraro will interview for the Miami Marlins Managerial job a *second* time.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) October 20, 2022
Since neither Espada nor Quatraro have any experience as head coaches, it is obvious that the Marlins are searching for a fresh perspective to take over and teach the upcoming elite Marlins squad. Espada may have an advantage over Quatraro given his knowledge with the Marlins from his time as a player and as their third base coach. Quatraro has established himself as a dependable part of Kevin Cash’s coaching staff with the Rays.
In any case, both men appear to be excellent contenders for the position and have previous experience working with winning clubs, including the Astros and the Rays. The Marlins have some potential, but there is still a long way to go before they can return to the postseason. It’s clear that the team has high expectations for Espada and Quatraro, so it will be interesting to see which of them ends up leading the Marlins as their next manager.
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