The Marlins are a think-outside-the-box sort of organization. For example, this year they fired Mike Redmond and replaced him with Dan Jennings, who had no experience managing or coaching whatsoever. Now they’re doing it again: they’re interviewing managerial candidates even though Jennings still has the job.
Specifically, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Marlins interviewed Manny Acta for the job.
Now, to be fair, the Marlins have made no secret of the fact that they don’t intend to keep Jennings on as manager after this year. Still, he’s got the job at the moment and he’s under contract through 2018 in . . . some capacity. One hopes that, at the very least, Jennings was kept in the loop on the Acta interview because otherwise that’s all a tad rude.
And that’s before we get to the fact that Manny Acta is 372-518 in stints as the Indians and Nationals manager, so it’s not like they’re being rude to Jennings for the sake of hiring Casey Stengel or something.