Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Lest you forgot that team owner Jeffrey Loria is kind of a megalomaniacal dude, Jon Heyman has something to share with you, in his list of MLB managers on the hot seat heading into the 2010 season:
2. Fredi Gonzalez, Marlins. Crazy as it seems, the Marlins seriously considered firing Gonzalez right after last season, when the $36 million team won 87 games. That just doesn't add up. But owner Jeffrey Loria, who believed that his team was playoff worthy, was in contact with Bobby Valentine. By the end, the belief was that Gonzalez had to win the final weekend to save himself, and he did that. Seems crazy. Even Valentine is believed to have advised Loria to keep his guy.Jeff Loria: George Steinbrenner with less money.