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Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

Posted on: June 19, 2011 11:44 am
Edited on: June 19, 2011 2:21 pm
By Matt Snyder

In the midst of a likely season-crippling string of losses, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez has resigned. The Marlins accepted the resignation, effective immediately (Marlins Twitter feed). Bench coach Brandon Hyde will manage the Marlins Sunday, but the club will also begin a search for an interim manager. According to's Danny Knobler, the Marlins will seriously consider Jack McKeon. "Trader Jack" is 80 years old and led the Marlins to the 2003 World Series championship after taking over in May for Jeff Torborg.

The resignation isn't all too surprising at this point, though it would have been a shocker about three weeks ago. Rodriguez had the Marlins in really good position in late May. In fact, he probably would have been a candidate for NL manager of the year had things continued on the same path. On May 26, the Marlins were only a game out of first place. They were playing .600 ball and appeared a legitimate threat for the postseason, especially if Hanley Ramirez started hitting and Josh Johnson came back healthy.

Since May 28, however, things have come completely unraveled. The Marlins are 2-19 since then. They've presently lost nine in a row and are 1-17 in June. They've fallen from second place to last in the NL East and all the way to 12 1/2 games back. It's difficult for anyone to keep his managing job through a run like that, much less someone who has held the post for only about one season.

"It's been extremely frustrating for everyone," Florida president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. "I think everyone here knows what is going on -- the way we've played, the way we've performed. It's tough on everyone, especially him."

"He communicated with me early this morning that this was something he was thinking about, and when I got to the ballpark we accepted his resignation."

Rodriguez was in the manager's office Sunday morning and spoke with some of the players.

"It was surprising, I guess, but I think it's more shocking," Marlins infielder Wes Helms said. "Right now, nothing is going right for us. Right now, it's all negative with the Marlins, that's the way it is. It's tough to swallow, it really is. I do know he did everything he could. We didn't do our job as a team."

Rodriguez, 50, took over June 23 last season for Fredi Gonzalez. Rodriguez was promoted from Triple-A and became the first Puerto Rican-born manager in major league history. He ends his stint with the Marlins at 163 games and a record of 78-85.

Beinfast did not rule out additional changes with the ballclub.

"When you go the way we've been going, I think everything is on the table," Beinfest said. "I'm probably on he table as well, and rightfully so. It's been a very difficult period and I think when you go through these things you can't rule anything out."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:05 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:42 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

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Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 7:28 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

>how'd the GIANTS do against Oakland this weekend

We got swept. By the only team in the bigs that hits worse than us. Thanks for bringing it up.

Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 7:13 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

IS WAS  A JOKE!!!!!!!!!
Do I really think the Marlins manager was fired for the Cousins indident? HELL NO! He was fired becuase Lorie is a cheap ass d bag.
Do I think Karma had something to do with the fact that the Marlins can't win a game since "The Incident"?
Hell No! The Marlins can't wina  game because they suck!

I thought is was a witty remark on peculiarities surrounding "The Incident". That's is all it was. A JOKE!

Why do philly fans suck so bad? You guys need to go back to that hole in the ground you emerged from in 2008. Back when you were all Flyer and Eagle fans. 

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: June 19, 2011 10:02 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

This is what happens when Mr. Loria hands you the job just to save himself money, easy to get you out the door when things go wrong.
Marlins got exactly what Mr. Loria wanted to pay for.  Nice try though.

Since: Aug 16, 2010
Posted on: June 19, 2011 8:51 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

Giants are in 1st does that post rate a 124? CBS SUUUUUUCKS

Thanks Argo,  

I really don't care about scoring here on cbs, so I didn't pay any attention to the comment. However I did know the Giants were tied for 1st but I don't think they'll stay there. The point I was making was that this is a story of a manager losing his job and the Giants fans were making it sound like it was retribution for a play at the plate that unfortunately resulted in an injury to the catcher. Things like that happen in this game and I think the Giants are making Cousins out to be a dirty player when he was trying to win a ball game for his team. If it was Nyger
Morgan I could understand it but not here. I know it is a key loss for the Giants but they should suck it up and move on. I'll bet the Cardinals don't act so babyish towards the Royals after the injury to Puljos at 1st when the runner ran into his glove on the play to 1st and sprained his wrist. That is a huge loss to the Cards, a lot bigger than Posey ever could be. The manager lost his job because the team is losing and has nothing to do with Giants troubles. I wonder what this post will score Sundevil. I think you won't like it though. If cbs sucks so much try yahoo or espn or whatever instead. 

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 19, 2011 7:53 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

Giants are in 1st does that post rate a 124?

In case you haven't figured it out yet, SunDevil97 (5:04 p.m.), they score the posts pretty much on basis of length, not quality.

By the way, how'd the Midgets do against Oakland this weekend?  If they did as badly as I think they did, the only reason they're still in first is that the rest of their division is so mediocre.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2011 7:16 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

The Marlins recent run is something they couldn't overcome like the Red Sox or Rays seasons ? Neither of those 2 managers stepped down. This is a problem between the foul lines on the field not in the dugout.

Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: June 19, 2011 5:35 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

Rodriguez resignation is not unexpected.  The marlins have a history of stockpiling some great young talent and players with great potential and making it work,  see 2003.  However Josh Johnson and Hanley Ramirez are both injured now and a change has to be made to inspire the young talent in the organization, you can't fire the whole team so a manager has to be sacrified.

Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: June 19, 2011 5:05 pm

Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez resigns

Buggzie75, if you were referring my post, i believe i stated your owner needed to losen the purse strings. That has always been the issue,if it were not then you could have defended one of those world series titles.

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