With Marlins GM-turned-manager Dan Jennings returning to the front office or leaving the organization at the end of the season, Miami will again conduct a managerial search and is prioritizing experience after the failed Mike Redmond experience. According to a report from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, "one name that keeps popping up" in internal talks about the next Marlins' manager is Don Mattingly, who may not return to the Dodgers next season.
Marlins' owner Jeffrey Loria is a New Yorker and huge fan of Mattingly, according to Heyman, though other candidates with experience will likely be considered as well. Multiple reports have linked Phillies' bench coach Larry Bowa to the job, while Dusty Baker, Ron Washington, Willie Randolph and Jim Riggleman have also been linked to the job.
Mattingly's job may be in jeopardy if the Dodgers fail to go deep into the playoffs, as a new front office headlined by Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi may look to go after a manager of their own choosing. Mattingly has been the manager in Los Angeles for five seasons, but has posted a subpar 6-8 record in the postseason during that span.
Miami is one of three teams who will be searching for a new manager this winter, being joined by the Padres and Phillies. Other teams, including the Reds and Nationals, may also make managerial changes before Opening Day of next season.