The Miami Marlins completed their eleventh straight dropping season 4th in the NL East. In their 29 years as a franchise, they’ve accomplished simply three postseason runs, two of which ended in World Series titles in 1997 and 2003.
It’s time for them to make some selections inside administration to spark a brand new sort of successful tradition in the group.
Although each Jody Reed and Rod Barajas solely had quick stints with the Dodgers, they perceive what successful tradition ought to appear to be and hope to embed the identical concept into the present Miami group.
In his 11 years as a significant league infielder, Reed solely performed one season with the LA group in 1993. During his 132 video games as a Dodger, he had 31 RBI, together with 2 homers, and completed the season with a .276 batting common. That 12 months, the Dodgers had a good 81-81 file and completed fourth in the NL West.
After retiring from taking part in in 1997, he returned to the Dodgers group as supervisor of the Arizona League Dodgers as coordinator of tuition for the Dodgers Camelback Ranch facility. In 2011, he was named Manager of the Year by the Arizona League.
Unlike Reed, Barajas performed two seasons for the Dodgers however by no means returned to the Dodgers group.
During his 14 years in MLB, Barajas performed for LA in 2010 and 2011. In his first sport as a Dodger Blue consultant, he hit two doubles and a three-run homer, changing into the primary Dodgers participant to ever hit three additional bases in his first hit with the group.
Over his 123 with the LA group, he hit 21 house runs, 60 RBI and a .241 AVG. In 2011, the group completed with an 80-82 dropping file, which was the final time the Dodgers have been under a .500 win ratio. The subsequent 12 months he was a part of the group that turned issues round.
During that 2011 marketing campaign, the group completed with an 82-79 file and positioned third. Notably, Clayton Kershaw gained the NL Pitching Triple Crown and Cy Young Award in the identical 12 months.
Barajas, who turned a free agent in 2011, started his teaching profession in 2014 because the supervisor of the Arizona League Padres. He then rose to change into the San Diego Padres’ bench supervisor in 2018.
Reed and Barajas have a wealth of information concerning the sport, and maybe the Marlins simply want a couple of ex-Dodgers to enhance their group’s status.