It was really awesome today to open up the link: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/story/mailbag-bryce-harper-marcus-semien-dan-jennings-pete-rose-marlins-indians-athletics-052215
and see my name (correctly spelled too I might add) as one of the questions answered for your amusement my part of the JABO mailbag
Do you think the Marlins have set up Dan Jennings to fail?
– Hollie Hamilton
You mean on purpose? No, I don’t think so. I think this is one of those utterly personal decisions that so often defies any sort of logical analysis. Did it make sense for the Angels to sign Josh Hamilton for all those years and all that money? No, of course not. The Angels’ owner made what sure looks like an emotional decision. Does it make sense for the Angels to pay Hamilton to play for the Rangers for these next few seasons? No, probably not. The Angels’ owner made what sure looks like an emotional decision.
I think the Marlins’ owner wanted a new manager and wanted someone he really liked a lot, personally. And he looked around and hey, there’s Dan! But there’s not much reason to think Jennings will be there a year from now, and I’ll be mildly surprised if he’s still there in September. Seems like a good interim job for a minor-league manager or a trusty third-base coach.