The Florida Marlins were just a few games behind the first-place Philadelphia Phillies not too long ago in the NL East. Then, something went wrong. Hanley Ramirez spent some time on the DL as did Josh Johnson. So that didn’t help, but still doesn’t completely explain how the are in the midst of a nine-game losing streak.
Now, it looks like the manager is going to take the fall while appearing not to do so. Edwin Rodriguez has resigned as the manager, even if it probably wasn’t up to him.
“#Marlins mgr edwin rodriguez has resigned. bench coach brandon hyde steps in to manage,” tweets Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
So Hyde will be the manager now while the team looks for an interim manager to take his place. According to Spencer, former Marlins manager Jack McKeon says that no one has contacted him about the interim position. Maybe because he’s 80.
The Marlins have lost 17 of their last 18 and are currently 12.5 games out after their magnificent free fall.