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Jeter noncommittal on Mattingly’s future as manager

MIAMI (AP) — His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn’t ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season.

“There hasn’t been a decision yet,” Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. “To be honest with you, we’ve been so focused on the trade deadline and see what we could do with it.”

“At the end of every year, we sit down and evaluate all members of the organization, whether it’s the manager, coaches, player development, scouting, front office,” he said.

Mattingly is in the final year of a four-year contract. The former Dodgers manager was hired by ex-owner Jeffrey Loria prior to the 2016 season.

On the one hand, Jeter clearly isn’t the loyal sort- but, on the other hand, he seems to be running out of people willing to serve as henchmen….

 

QLE Posted: August 15, 2019 at 04:48 AM | 33 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: derek jeter, don mattingly, marlins baseball – helping other teams get better since 1998

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   1. The Duke Posted: August 15, 2019 at 08:44 AM (#5871576)
Inherited management doesn’t usually last long. He’ll be gone
   2. Rally Posted: August 15, 2019 at 09:10 AM (#5871585)
I wonder if Mattingly looks back to his final season as a Yankee legend, when Jeter was just a AAA callup, and wonder how did it happen that this kid would one day control his employment. Hope he didn't haze Jeter too much back then.
   3. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: August 15, 2019 at 09:22 AM (#5871591)
"Hey, Donnie! Remember when you short-sheeted my bed in Cleveland? Well, payback's a #####...!"
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: August 15, 2019 at 09:45 AM (#5871599)
Jeter was up for 2 weeks late May/early June, then got 2 appearances in September that year.

Mattingly in that clubhouse struck me as a class act all the way.

will be amusing to see what sort of toady Jeter can attract.

tons of interesting arms and a much better gig than BAL or DET, but still.
   5. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 15, 2019 at 09:52 AM (#5871604)
Hope he didn't haze Jeter too much back then.


Know your place, rook...
   6. wjones Posted: August 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM (#5871615)
They could go the way of the Mets and Phils and replace him with Jack McKeon.
   7. PreservedFish Posted: August 15, 2019 at 10:36 AM (#5871623)
will be amusing to see what sort of toady Jeter can attract.


I think it's a rare would-be manager than can afford to turn down a job offer.
   8. Accent Shallow hits your blindside Posted: August 15, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5871626)
I wonder if Mattingly looks back to his final season as a Yankee legend, when Jeter was just a AAA callup, and wonder how did it happen that this kid would one day control his employment. Hope he didn't haze Jeter too much back then.


I first met Derek when he was in the minors. He had a long way to go at that point, but I liked the way he went about his business. One morning during spring training, we were both coming off a back field together. I was running off the field, and I noticed that he wasn’t. I quietly told him to always run onto and off the field because you never know who’s watching you. At first, Derek thought I was referring to fans watching him, but I knew that Mr. Steinbrenner had his eyes on us.


Don Mattingly, quoted here.

So, maybe a "know your place, rook," but that sounds more like "this is how it is for this franchise."
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 15, 2019 at 11:25 AM (#5871644)
that sounds more like "this is how it is for this franchise."
"Grow some sideburns, Jetes."
   10. Srul Itza Posted: August 15, 2019 at 01:47 PM (#5871694)
Given what we have seen, I expect them to seek out whoever will work for the lowest managerial salary in MLB, without making waves.
   11. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 15, 2019 at 01:52 PM (#5871696)
Given what we have seen, I expect them to seek out whoever will work for the lowest managerial salary in MLB, without making waves.

Whitey Herzog would listen if they called
   12. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 15, 2019 at 02:05 PM (#5871699)
They could go the way of the Mets and Phils and replace him with Jack McKeon.


Jeff Torborg is available.
   13. phredbird Posted: August 15, 2019 at 02:31 PM (#5871710)

13 posts in and no alphonso soriano?
   14. Brian C Posted: August 15, 2019 at 05:02 PM (#5871752)
“There hasn’t been a decision yet,” Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. “To be honest with you, we’ve been so focused on the trade deadline and see what we could do with it.”

This quote seems so insultingly stupid that it almost has to mean Mattingly's gone and they want to humiliate him over it.
   15. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 15, 2019 at 05:26 PM (#5871758)
"No, we haven't had conversations about Don Mattingly recently. Why would we? Oh crap, he's still the manager"
   16. Man o' Schwar Posted: August 15, 2019 at 05:38 PM (#5871764)
Given what we have seen, I expect them to seek out whoever will work for the lowest managerial salary in MLB, without making waves.

Say hello to the return of the College of Coaches. 5 guys making $100K each, and they can take turns managing 32 games each. At the end of the season, whoever did the best gets the last 2 games.
   17. caspian88 Posted: August 15, 2019 at 06:12 PM (#5871776)
The Marlins are going to walk into the locker room and one of them will find a gift basket at their locker with a note that reads "congratulations on being made player-manager."

The gift basket is their raise.
   18. stevegamer Posted: August 15, 2019 at 10:24 PM (#5871854)
Maybe they can trade a contract they don't want for Gabe Kapler. I'll pay the airfare for him.
   19. Hank Gillette Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:20 PM (#5872076)
“We traded away two MVPs, an All-Star outfielder, and the best catcher in baseball, and he still can’t manage a winning team?”
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:23 PM (#5872077)
in other news,

"Marlins fans noncommittal on their future as fans while Jeter is the owner"
   21. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 16, 2019 at 11:48 PM (#5872086)
The dismantled centerfield home run dolphin sculpture should be remantled as the manager of the 2020 Marlins.
   22. BrianBrianson Posted: August 17, 2019 at 02:01 AM (#5872096)
Given what we have seen, I expect them to seek out whoever will work for the lowest managerial salary in MLB, without making waves.


I am available. I'll wear a tweed coat, a bowler hat, insist that everyone refer to me with my title, and ... be more entertaining than the product on the field.
   23. bookbook Posted: August 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM (#5872130)
I’m pretty sure it was twelve posts. Soriano was all over post #13.

I’d rather have the Detroit gig,

That said, I could see Jetes hiring Tebow as player-manager.
   24. Hank Gillette Posted: August 18, 2019 at 10:25 PM (#5872442)
As of today, Mike Trout is tied with Derick Jeter in career WAR. Trout turned 28 this month.

I’ll bet he could do a better job as a baseball executive as well.
   25. QLE Posted: August 19, 2019 at 12:04 AM (#5872453)
I’ll bet he could do a better job as a baseball executive as well.


Mind you, he's the one who chose to sign the long-term contract extension with the Angels, so there are questions to raise about his judgment....
   26. Bote Man Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:53 AM (#5872461)
Without a doubt, Trout could predict whether they need to close the roof at Marlins Park based on his meteorological acumen.
   27. Hank Gillette Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:57 AM (#5872463)
Mind you, he's the one who chose to sign the long-term contract extension with the Angels, so there are questions to raise about his judgment....


Maybe he likes living in Southern California. It’s not like he or his children or grandchildren are ever going to go hungry.

When you are guaranteed $430 million over the next 12 years, other considerations might become more important than getting the maximum dollars. I don’t see Trout anxious to have the biggest contract number, the way Harper apparently did.

I would have liked to see him go to free agency, just to see what teams would offer for the best player since Willie Mays, at least.
   28. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 19, 2019 at 12:46 PM (#5872574)
Mind you, he's the one who chose to sign the long-term contract extension with the Angels, so there are questions to raise about his judgment....
Trout may prefer having October off.
   29. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:13 PM (#5872579)
Trout may prefer having October off.
Eh, it's not like there's usually any crazy weather happening in October.
   30. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:11 PM (#5872610)
"No, we haven't had conversations about Don Mattingly recently. Why would we? Oh crap, he's still the manager"

To be fair, Jeter was confused as to how anyone on the team could be making more than league minimum. He thought he traded them all.
   31. . Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:39 PM (#5872628)
Does a team even need a manager? Maybe just appoint a captain every night, give him an easy, modern communication device with the GM or the owner, and we're good to go. Another cool $2 million cut from the payroll! Only took 30 seconds to figure out; maybe I should get a cut.
   32. phredbird Posted: August 19, 2019 at 03:25 PM (#5872652)

I’m pretty sure it was twelve posts. Soriano was all over post #13.


d'oh!
   33. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 03:36 PM (#5872655)

The most obviously deadweight salary on the Marlins is Jeter himself.

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