Brad Ausmus? Forget it. While the Marlins asked permission of the San Diego Padres to speak with Ausmus about their managerial opening, the former major league catcher -- and one of the hottest up-and-coming names on the list of prospective managers -- is not interested.
According to a high-ranking Padres official, Ausmus told the club he will not pursue the Marlins job. Ausmus is presently a special assistant to Padres general manager Josh Byrnes.
Ausmus interviewed recently with the Boston Red Sox for their managerial opening. But the Red Sox decided to hire John Farrell. Ausmus was also interviewed by the Houston Astros during their search but -- citing personal reasons -- withdrew his name. The Astros ended up hiring Bo Porter.
Mike Redmond interviewed Wednesday for the Marlins job. Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price is also considered a candidate. The Marlins held their organizational meetings on Thursday to lay out a game plan in advance of the upcoming G.M. meetings in November and winter meetings in December.
If you've been watching the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS and Game 1 of the World Series last night, you might have noticed a guy sitting behind the backstop wearing a Miami Marlins jacket.
Yes, a Miami Marlins jacket. It's almost like a UFO sighting.
Amy K. Nelson of SB Nation got to wondering who in the world would be wearing Marlins gear at a Giants game, did some snooping around, and came to discover that the dude isn't just some guy who found a deal on Marlins stuff.
Turns out the man is Laurence Leavy, an honest-to-goodness Marlins season-ticket holder.
Leavy told Nelson he thought Ozzie Guillen deserved to be fired, wishes the Marlins would replace him with someone like Bobby Valentine, doesn't care for the Home Run Sculpture, and prefers the old teal unis.
Anyway, check out what Leavy had to say by reading here.