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Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

Posted on: June 19, 2011 11:01 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 11:17 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Earlier Sunday, CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler reported 80-year-old Jack McKeon might be named the Marlins interim manager, in the wake of Edwin Rodriguez's resignation Sunday morning. Knobler has now learned that McKeon will indeed take over, beginning Monday.

McKeon becomes the second-oldest manager in major-league history, as the legendary Connie Mack was the A's skipper in 1950 at age 87.

The Marlins have lost 10 consecutive games and are a dreadful 1-18 in June, but McKeon's turned teams around before. In fact, he took over the 2003 Marlins after a 16-22 start and went 75-49 the rest of the way, then going on to win the World Series.

McKeon first managed all the way back in 1973 and last managed in 2005. His career record is 1,011-940. He's a two-time NL Manager of the Year, though he's never won a division.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:52 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:28 pm
 

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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:15 am
 

Trader Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

So he is going to dismantle the Marlins?  Good for him.  South beach needs Baseball like a hole in the head.

 

 Jack McKeon, aka "trader Jack" because back in the days before the big fire sales occurred every year with the teams barely out of contention, he essentially liquidated the San Diego Padres. In 1990, he traded Sandy Alomar Jr. to Cleveland, who became rookie of the year. In 1991, he sent RoAlomar andJoCarter
 to the Blue Jays in exchange for Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff. The Blue Jays won consecutive world series. In 1993, he traded McGriff to the braves (1995 champs) and Sheffield to the Marlins (1997 champs). The Padres got nothing for years. The Padres had quite a minor league system developing young players (both Alomars, Santiago, Andy Benes, Andy Ashby) and they came out of it clinging to Tony Gwynn. His managerial career is funny because its three different 2 to 4 years stints with several clubs, which is not a successful indicator. He became soley the GM for the Padres in 1991, and his on the field "prowess" translated into the front office.  




One World Series Ring with a juiced up team doesn't good baseball make.   



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

Now let's just hope he doesn't crap himself during a game or show up for a game with a 4+ hour chubby from last night's Viagra dose!
I was hoping you wouldn't cause the collective intelligence of this thread to plummet by sharing another one of your embarrassingly unfunny posts with us.  Looks like that ship has sailed.

Anybody got any Bill Clinton/Moncia Lewinsky jokes while we're at it?  Might as well considering those are about as clever and original as these edgy and witty jokes about McKeon's age.  How insightful of you to notice that he's 80, what gave it away?



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Stone Age

why are they hiring this old fossil?  the players aren't going to listen to this old guy telling them what to do.  They need to go young and aggressive.  mckeon should be in the nursing home, not on a baseball field.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

Is this someone's attempt at a joke? Trader Jack has given a whole new meaning to "re-tread". Can't wait to see grampa utilize the double switch. The problem is that Mac may try to put dudes back in even though they exited earlier or are currently on the DL. I can just see Tony LaRussa scratching his head trying to outwit the old guy. Upon further review, this whole experiment might just work. After all, Joe Torre was asleep for 3 years in the Dodger dugout and they were competitive.



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

Nice move Marlins

Now let's just hope he doesn't crap himself during a game or show up for a game with a 4+ hour chubby from last night's Viagra dose!



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

Great idea Marlins....

Now let's just hope he doesn't crap himself or show up at a game with a 4+ hour chubby from the Viagra he took last night.



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

McKeon will die in the dugout before seasons end......BOOK IT!



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:46 am
 

Jack McKeon to be Marlins interim manager

The folks at the IHOPs and Waffle Houses just ordered another coffee and extra flapjack to celebrate this super terriffical wonderful amazing news.  No playoffs for you, Marlins, we like ya and all, but this is not going to happen.  Remember that whole Bobby Valentine he is-he isn't from last year?  Strange dealings down in F L A !!!!!!!


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