GM Dan Jennings to be named the Marlins new manager. And it’s a terrible idea.

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Marlins owner Jeff Loria is nothing if not impulsive and dismissive of things like plans, continuity and logic when it comes to running his baseball teams, so why not do something like this? Jon Heyman of CBS and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com are reporting that the Marlins intend to name their current general manager, Dan Jennings, as the replacement for Mike Redmond in the Miami dugout. The announcement is supposed to happen at 11AM this morning.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Mike Goff, a longtime friend of Jennings’ and current advance scout for the Marlins will be Jennings’ bench coach. Goff managed in the Reds and Giants organizations. Jennings’ general manager role will be filled by assistant GM Mike Berger with team president Mike Hill pitching in.

Jennings has not managed or coached anywhere since a stint as a high school coach in Alabama 30 years ago. Since 1986 he…

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Haren Uses Bat, Arm To Lead Marlins Past Giants 7-2

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a game when he did just about everything for the Miami Marlins, Dan Haren has more than earned some rest.

Haren drove in two runs, scored two more and took a shutout bid into the seventh inning to lead almost single-handedly the Miami Marlins to a 7-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

“That was the most running I’ve done in a few months,” Haren said. “I usually have to go on the bike. I don’t know if I’ll be walking around San Francisco tomorrow. I’ll be taking it easy.”

Marcell Ozuna added a two-run homer off Tim Hudson (1-3), Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs and Dee Gordon had three hits to help the Marlins win for the 14th time in their last 19 games in San Francisco.

But Haren (4-1) was the real…

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Weekly Roundup – 4/27/2015 – 5/3/2015

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New Orleans Zephyrs


4/27/2105 vs Nashville

Suspended (rain)
Completion on 6/8

4/28/2015 vs Nashville
L 1-2

Miguel Rojas, SS: 1-3, HR (2), RBI, R
Cole Gillespie, 3B/Brady Shoemaker, 1B: 1-3, SB (2/1), BB
Jordany Valdespin, LF: 2-4
Pat Misch, SP: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, K
Bullpen: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 6 K

4/30/2015 vs Memphis
L 3-4

Vinny Rottino, C: 1-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, R
Isaac Galloway, CF: 1-4, RBI
Bullpen: 3 IP, BB, 2 K

5/1/2015 vs Memphis
W 4-0

Jordany Valdespin, LF: 2-3, RBI, BB
Isaac Galloway, CF: 1-4, 3B, RBI, 2 K
Justin Nicolino, SP: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 5 K

5/2/2015 vs Memphis
W 5-2

Vinny Rottino, C: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, BB, K
Brady Shoemaker, 1B: 3-4, RBI
Miguel Rojas, SS: 3-4, RBI, R
Jose Urena, SP: 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 2 K

5/3/2015 vs Memphis
W 4-3

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Former Marlins Catcher Saltalamacchia Signs With Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX (CBSMiami/AP) — It didn’t take long for former Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to catch on with another team.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with Saltalamacchia.

The 30-year-old catcher was released by the Marlins on Tuesday, barely into the second year of a three-year, $21 million contract.

Saltalamacchia is to report to the team’s spring training facility in Scottsdale, then be sent to one of the Diamondbacks’ affiliates, probably Triple-A Reno.

He is a career .240 hitter with 90 home runs and 320 RBIs with Atlanta, Texas, Boston and Miami.

But he was just 2 for 29 at the plate in nine games with the Marlins this season.

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‘Marlins Man’ Soaks In Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry At Fenway Park (Photos)

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A celebrity graced Fenway Park with his presence Sunday. And I’m not just talking about James Taylor.

The Miami Marlins superfan known as “Marlins Man” stopped by Fenway to catch the series finale between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. “Marlins Man,” as you might recall, made waves last October while attending the Kansas City Royals-San Francisco Giants World Series.

“Marlins Man,” wearing his usual duds, stuck out like a sore thumb last October at Kauffman Stadium while sitting behind home plate amid a sea of blue. The Royals’ owner wasn’t thrilled about the fan’s exuberance, Marlins Man said at the time, but there was no stopping his fandom.

The loyal Marlins supporter’s real name is Laurence Leavy, and he’s a huge sports fan who boasts quite the resume as far as attending athletic events. Now, if he hadn’t already done so, “Marlins Man” can cross off attending a…

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