The Miami Marlins search for a new manager is complete.
Just moments ago, it was announced that the team would be hiring former MLB veteran Skip Schumaker to be their next manager.
Schumaker served as the bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, who he played the first eight seasons of his big-league career, serving under first year manager Oliver Marmol.
He had previously been the bench coach for the San Diego Padres before returning to St. Louis.
Now, Schumaker finally has a managing gig.
The Marlins and Don Mattingly had parted ways at the end of the season.
Miami finished fourth in the NL East with a 69-93 record in 2022.
BREAKING: The Miami Marlins are hiring Skip Schumaker as their next manager. Schumaker was the St. Louis Cardinals bench coach this year. pic.twitter.com/w9KzliRi3X
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Marlins Get Their Man
This is a good hire for the Marlins.
Miami is obviously a young team and Schumaker is a younger coach, so the fit could be seamless.
Schumaker also won two World Series rings as a member of the Cardinals during his playing career, so at the very least, he has some winning experience.
The Marlins are also no strangers to Schumaker, given that they share the same spring training facility with the Cards.
Schumaker has long been praised for his affinity with analytics and advanced metrics, which is what made him such an attractive option for the Cardinals last season.
The Marlins have a long way to go, but hiring a younger manager with solid coaching experience and the ability to perfect analytics is a good start for them.