Don Mattingly Newsbeat
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Now get out there and do your pitchers’ fielding practice!
But in his closed-clubhouse address Tuesday before the first full-squad workout of spring training, new manager Don Mattingly fired up the Marlins with a passionate address that inspired players, coaches and even owner Jeffrey Loria.
“I went out to practice [Tuesday] like I wanted to eat the world,” Marlins ace Jose Fernandez said.
Said Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler: “I got chills. I don’t think I was alone.”
One coach called it “the best speech I’ve heard in 40 years of baseball.”
Even Loria offered high praise for Mattingly’s 15-minute talk.
“It was the best I’ve ever heard, the best talk to a group of players that I’ve heard in a long time, since Jack [McKeon],” Loria said.
Posted: February 24, 2016 at 06:57 AM | 9 comment(s)
Monday, February 22, 2016
“Initially not too many guys were happy about it,” said reliever Mike Dunn, who shaved off his goatee before reporting to spring training. “You can fight it, or you don’t. Obviously I shaved, so it’s OK.”
Posted: February 22, 2016 at 06:00 AM | 35 comment(s)
Monday, November 30, 2015
Bonds would be the clear choice.
In what promises to be a bombshell move, if executed, all-time great slugger Barry Bonds is under consideration to become Marlins hitting coach.
Team higherups have quietly been discussing this possibility for weeks.
Bonds, known as a brilliant tactician, has worked as a special spring instructor for the Giants on occasion. It isn’t known whether he’s willing to move across the country for such a hitting coach job, but he has been working on brandishing his image and has a keen love of coaching.
Frank Menechino is expected back, but the Marlins would employ two hitting coaches to accommodate Bonds.
Juan Nieves also is said to be among the top considerations for hitting coach.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Don Mattingly, long eyed as the choice of owner Jeffrey Loria to revive the Marlins, has agreed to take the Miami managing job, sources confirm.
Mattingly has seemd to be a fait accompli in Miami since he and the Dodgers parted ways late last week. Loria has been targeting him as the replacement for Dan Jennings since late summer, and the sides made it happen after what was described as a very positive meeting Monday.
Mattingly, the Dodgers manager the past five years, agreed to a four-year deal, according to Dodgers author Molly Knight, who first reported the agreement. It was reported on CBSSports.com Wednesday that there was every expectation for a deal.
Mattingly, one of two managers to win division crowns the past three years, has known Loria, a part-time New York resident for years.
Mattingly could not be reached, and the Marlins haven’t confirmed yet.
Posted: October 29, 2015 at 09:38 AM | 20 comment(s)
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