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Sources: Edwin Rodriguez to Remain Marlins Manager

            Edwin Rodriguez coveted an opportunity to manage the Marlins from start to finish, from the beginning of spring training to the end of the season. It is now all but certain he'll be receiving his wish.

            Sources with knowledge of the situation said that within days, the Marlins are expected to end weeks of mounting speculation by announcing that Rodriguez will remain at the helm in 2011. The Marlins went 46-46 after Rodriguez took over in June on an interim basis from fired manager Fredi Gonzalez.

            In addition, indications are that former Marlins infield coach Perry Hill -- a defensive instructional guru who molded the team's strong fielding infields before leaving in 2007 and is highly respected by Dan Uggla and Hanley Ramirez -- could also be returning. Sources said that while Hill has received interest from several clubs, he is leaning toward rejoining the Marlins.

            It was revealed Tuesday that one of the perceived candidates for the Marlins' managerial position, Bo Porter, had accepted a position with the Washington Nationals to become their third base coach. As they said they would in June when Rodriguez replaced Gonzalez, the Marlins explored their managerial options after the season. They continued their flirtation with Bobby Valentine, offering him a job that he refused, and asked permission of the White Sox to speak with Ozzie Guillen. But Guillen is staying on Chicago's south side. 

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Jorge

Quite the managerial splash! I imagine they will give Edwin a year and despite any success, will make a run at Ozzie at the end. Perry Hill is actually the key hire. A good defense can really help this team. Limiting pitch counts on JJ and others, potentially less of an emphasis on the 'pen.

Aggie 67

A mediocre manager at best. Another .500 season in store for the Fish.

Glags

Who the hell would've wanted to manage this team. Not because of the team but because of the front office.

marlinsfan

i guess we have to look foward to 2012..... *sigh..*

Mr. B

a .500 season would be a blessing for this team. We all know they're not going to spend to upgrade the bullpen, or for bench help. There's no way they can compete with the Braves and Phils, while the Mets now seem to have some competence in their front office.

boe

This shows how terrible this origanization is!!! They arent even relly giving ED a chance. If I was him I would reject they are just using him. He will have the same bullpen and there is no way to make the playoffs with that bullpen. I might start rooting for the Braves and the manger we shoulda made are Boby cox, Fredi G.

'witz

Glags raises a valid question: who the hell would want that job?
Answer: Someone like Edwin Rodriguez, seizing an opportunity to get into the major league management rotation, do a good job of making the best of a bad situation and attract better offers after a year or two.

An established major leaguer with a record of success? Never happen.

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