UPDATE (11:47 a.m.) -- Have just confirmed through a team source that Fredi Gonzalez will remain as manager of the Marlins.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that Fredi Gonzalez will remain manager of the Marlins. Rosenthal is attributing the information to an unnamed major league source. The Marlins haven't said anything publicly.
Rosenthal wrote that Gonzalez's job, according to the source, was never in jeopardy.
"There is nothing to that — zero," Rosenthal quoted the source as saying.
However, Marlins president David Samson on Sunday left open the possibility that Gonzalez could be fired when he would not say definitively whether the manager would return. Nor have club officials made any attempt the past two days to silence the reports and mounting criticism aimed at owner Jeffrey Loria..
Furthermore, Bobby Valentine has done nothing to refute several reports that he has spoken to the Marlins about replacing Gonzalez.
In an e-mail this morning to 790-The Ticket executive producer Andy King, Valentine wrote the following: "Thanks for reaching out to me. I am on the road right now and I do not want to talk about rumors that might be out there. Look forward to being on your show but I really don't have anything to say at this time"