The Marlins on Sunday fired manager Mike Redmond after a 16-22 start to the season and announced they will introduce their new skipper Monday morning at a press conference.
Who could it be? There are a lot of guesses out there, but we're told the Marlins were looking for someone with big league managerial experience. Possible candidates who fit that bill: former Astros manager and Marlins third base coach Bo Porter, who is coaching third base for the Braves this season, and recently fired Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
Another name to keep in mind is current outfield/third base coach Brett Butler, who has several years of minor league managerial experience under his belt and is well liked in the organization.
Redmond, who signed a three-year extension through 2017 back in September, became the fifth manager under owner Jeffrey Loria to get the axe joining Jeff Torberg, Joe Girardi, Fredi Gonzalez, and Ozzie Guillen. Redmond and Guillen will still be collecting paychecks through the rest of this season from the Marlins (Redmond through 2017).
Here's a look at the eight different guys who have managed the Marlins under Loria for the last 13 years.
> Jeff Torborg (2002-03): Managed 200 games and compiled a 95-105 record. He was fired 38 games into 2003 season when the Marlins were 16-22. That team went on to win the World Series.
> Jack McKeon (2003-05): Managed 448 games and compiled a 241-207 record, winning a World Series in 2003. After the Marlins won the last game of the 2005 season, McKeon announced he would not be returning. He led the Marlins to three of the six winning seasons in franchise history.
> Joe Girardi (2006): Managed 162 games and compiled a 78-84 record. He was fired despite winning the Manager of the Year award in baseball for keeping the Marlins, a team with a $15 million payroll, in contention in the wild card race. Is now managing the Yankees.
> Fredi Gonzalez (2007-10): Managed 555 games and compiled a 276-279 record. He was fired 70 games into the 2010 season with the Marlins at 34-36. Is managing the Braves, who swept the Marlins this weekend.
> Edwin Rodriguez (2010-11): Managed 163 games and compiled a 78-85 record. Team was 32-39 and in last place in the N.L. East when he resigned on June 19, 2011.
> Brandon Hyde (2011): Served as interim manager for one game before the Marlins announced the return of McKeon as manager for the remaining 90 games of the 2011 season. The team went 40-50 under McKeon the rest of 2011.
> Ozzie Guillen (2012): Managed only one season and went 69-93 before being fired. The Marlins traded two prospects to get Guillen from the White Sox, who was still under contract in Chicago. They also are still paying Guillen what's left of a four-year deal he inked with the team in 2012. He works for ESPN now.
> Mike Redmond (2013-Sunday): Managed 362 games and went 155-207 before being fired on Sunday. The Marlins gave him a three-year contract extension through 2017 after going 77-85 with the Marlins in 2014.