A couple of random tweets relating to the first managerial death watch of the season:
Jeffrey Loria on Mike Redmond: “I’m not interested in palace intrigue. We’ve got games to win. Period.” #Marlins
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) April 21, 2015
That’s not exactly an affirmation or a vote of confidence. Or a denial that Redmond is, indeed, on the hot seat. Also:
Was told Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria last week at Citi Field quizzed people who know Wally Backman about his managerial readiness.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) April 21, 2015
I think Jeff Loria is still paying Ozzie Guillen. Heck, he may still be paying Jack McKeon, Fredi Gonzalez and Joe Girardi. That he’d fire Redmond so early in the season and go with Mr. Firecracker Wally Backman wouldn’t be terribly shocking at this point, would it?