The 42-year-old was recently hired after serving as the bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2022 and with the San Diego Padres before his time in St. Louis.
Schumaker has long been praised for his ability to incorporate analytics into team’s approaches and game plans.
Having been a part of the Cardinals’ coaching staff, Schumaker is certainly familiar with what a winning environment looks like.
In his introductory press conference, the new Marlins skipper expressed a desire to help lead the team to the postseason and to create a new culture based around winning.
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Schumaker played 11 seasons in the big leagues with the Cardinals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Cincinnati Reds.
He was a part of the Cardinals’ 2006 and 2011 World Series Championship teams.
So at the very least, Schumaker has been part of a winning environment before and brings valuable experience to a young Miami club that has not tasted the postseason in a full season since 2003.
Schumaker is also a younger manager, so his experience with winning organizations and ability to communicate with players should be a plus for the Marlins as they begin a new era.
Schumaker consistently expressed a desire to win and turn the Marlins into something bigger and better, while having the expectation for the Marlins to compete for a spot in the postseason year in and year out.
Miami finished 69-93 this season and fell well short of the postseason, but Schumaker could bring about some positive changes.