Don Mattingly out as Marlins Manager

Don Mattingly

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will leave the organization at the end of the 2022 season. Mattingly became manager of the Marlins after the 2015 season. He leaves as the second longest-tenured manager in the National League after Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers. Mattingly’s contract is up at the end of the season, and he has chosen not to re-sign for the 2023 season. Both Mattingly and the Marlins have mutually agreed to part ways.

 

During his seven seasons with the Marlins, Mattingly is 437–583 as manager. During those seven seasons, he oversaw notable names in the major leagues such as Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, Ichiro Suzuki, J.T. Realmuto, and Jose Fernandez. He inherited a team built to be a contender, but they fell short of expectations.“When I first came to Miami and looked at that team, I thought ‘Man, we’ve got a chance’ when you look at the names that we had put together,” Mattingly said previously.

 

Bruce Sherman Era

Mattingly was manager before the Bruce Sherman ownership era in 2017. He has overseen a team in a rebuild for five straight seasons. While there have been new emerging talents such as Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Sandy Alcantara, they have not been able to defeat the powerhouses in the National League East. Mattingly led the Marlins to their first playoff birth in 2020, ending a seventeen-year drought for the franchise.

The Marlins as an organization have seen a significant turnover in the last few years. Since 2020, the Marlins have replaced their General Manager, CEO, and now a manager. It is uncertain who will replace Don Mattingly in 2023. It is also uncertain what the future holds for the 61-year-old former World Series winner. Mattingly was beloved among the fan base and media, and his absence will be missed.

As for the Miami Marlins, they head to New York to play two games against the Mets. After that, four games in Milwaukee against the Brewers. Finally, they will end the 2022 season at home against the Atlanta Braves.

 

 

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Players/Managers Mentioned:

Don Mattingly, Craig Counsel, Giancarlo Stanton, Christian YelichMarcell Ozuna, Ichiro Suzuki, J.T. Realmuto, Jose Fernandez, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Sandy Alcantara