To say that the Miami Marlins made a perfect hire in hiring Redmond, 41, as their new manager would be silly. A former major league catcher, Redmond had not interviewed for a big league job until he met with the Marlins last week. On the back of Redmond's Minor League baseball card, it said he would be a future coach. Through the years, Redmond built a resume that was as much about respect and relationships as numbers. Let's be honest about that Let's be honest about that Because of Redmond's ties to Miami owner Jeffrey Loria and president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest, he was considered the front-runner for the job. The 41-year-old former catcher most recently played for the Cleveland Indians in 2010, but will replace Ozzie Guillen holding a strong Marlins pedigree. "Whatever our challenges were, whether it be playing in a football stadium or the weather was a challenge, or the lack of fans, or the lack of revenue, for that matter, we always found a way to outperform our challenges.
At his introductory news conference Friday, new Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond engaged in the traditional ritual of donning the team jersey for photos, then sat down at a microphone and announced he would keep his shirt on while taking questions.