Redmond's dugout experience may be limited to a couple of years in Class A, but the former Marlins catcher appears to be not just a viable candidate to replace
"I think it will be Redmond," an industry source closely monitoring the Marlins' opening said Wednesday via text message.
The source, who is quite familiar with the inner workings of the Marlins, called
That could change if and when Ausmus interviews. He reportedly floored the
Another source called Ausmus a "great name" for those of us trying to handicap the Marlins' search.
(UPDATE: 7:10 P.M: A source tells me Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg is on the Marlins' radar as well, but it's unclear if the
Sandberg, 53, was promoted to the big-league staff after this season following two years as manager of the Triple-A
Sandberg is viewed by some as the heir apparent to Phillies manager
Sources say the Marlins have asked for permission to interview four to five candidates thus far, but it's unclear if all of those requests were granted. Redmond obviously was one of them.)
Redmond, 41, could yet become a candidate for the open Blue Jays' position, which also has them reportedly looking at Indians bench coach
It is not known if Ausmus got a chance to meet any top Marlins officials while managing Team Israel at the Marlins' Jupiter complex last month, but we do know Ausmus turned down a chance to interview with the Astros, for whom he played 10 total seasons in two different stints.
The Rockies are reportedly interested in talking with Ausmus, whom they took in the expansion draft 20 years ago this month. They also drafted current major league managers
If hired, Redmond would become the youngest active manager in the big leagues, beating out the Cardinals' Mike Matheny by seven-plus months. Yet Redmond wouldn't be the youngest skipper in Marlins' history.