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Marlins interview Manny Acta

The Marlins have reportedly interviewed Manny Acta for their soon to be vacant managerial spot.

Earlier today, Enrique Rojas of ESPN reported that the Marlins had interviewed former Nationals and Indians manager, Manny Acta. While they currently have Dan Jennings installed in that role, it's been known for quite some time that he was simply an interim manager and that the Marlins would look to hire someone with previous experience for the 2016 season and beyond.

Ken Rosenthal also reported that Miami would ask Jennings to resume his role as GM after the season, and thus would likely be involved in the search for his successor as manager. However according to Jon Heyman, Jennings didn't seem to know that Acta had already been interviewed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">According to espn deportes the marlins interviewed Manny acta. Current manager Dan jennings seemed to be unaware of it.</p>&mdash; Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="">September 22, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The Marlins hierarchy is seemingly one of the most fractured in baseball, as their owner, Jeffrey Loria, will often step in to make decisions that should ultimately fall under the responsibility of his GM.

Joe Frisaro also noted that the Marlins have already spoken with Dusty Baker, and that their search for a new manager has been an ongoing process, rather than a new development.

In fact, according to Frisaro, it's not guaranteed that Jennings will return at all.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s also not a sure thing that Dan Jennings returns as <a href="">#Marlins</a> GM. Still unsettled.</p>&mdash; Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) <a href="">September 22, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Since Loria took over the Marlins in 2003, his team has had ten managers, and is currently on their fourth GM. That number will rise soon once they've hired their 11th manager, and depending on Jennings' future, they could be in the market for a new GM. There's been very little continuity under Loria's tenure, and it doesn't look like that's going to change.