Updated 08:55 PM EST, Wed, Dec 08, 2021

Marlins Fire Mike Redmond After 6-0 Loss to Atlanta

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Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond lost his job on Sunday after the team was "nearly a no-hit" during their devastating 6-0 loss against the Atlanta Braves.

According to ESPN, team owner Jeffrey Loria decided with finality on the managerial change.

Explaining the team's decision, Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said the team was not able to "play to their capabilities" in their previous games.

"We're hopeful that a new voice will spark and motivate our guys," added Hill.

During his last game with the Marlins, Redmond reportedly found it difficult to find a player who could get a hit. The team also lost nine of their past 13 games.

"We're looking for that consistency. We're swinging the bat well at times, but not when we need to do it. We're pitching well at times, but not when we need to do it. I think the solution is in that clubhouse," Hill added.

A replacement has yet to be named, but the team already confirmed that they will be having a new manager by Monday. 

Yahoo Sports has learned that the team left on Sunday sans a manager and they are expecting that when they return on Monday, someone new will be leading them.

"The new man could be very good at this, and the Marlins might very well win some ballgames under him, and the course will resume," the report added.

Firing Redmond was not "entirely surprising" as Forbes puts it because the Marlins were reportedly contemplating on replacing Redmond with Mets Triple-A manager Wall Backman after the team suffered a four-game sweep against the New York Mets.

Backman is rumored to be the frontrunner to take over the vacant managerial spot of the Marlins.

"In 2012, before Redmond was eventually named manager, the Marlins also interviewed current Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa, current Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon and current Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price," noted Forbes.

The Marlins club has also reportedly grown accustomed to firing its managers while they are still in the middle of serving their contracts. Redmond, for example, replaced Ozzie Guillen in 2012 while the latter still had three years remaining in his contract.

According to USA Today, Loria also fired Jeff Torborg in May 2003 when the team was at 16-22 and replaced him with Jack McKeon who led the Marlins to claim the World Series title.

Aside from Redmond, bench coach Rob Leary was also kicked out of the team.

As of late, the Marlins can only hope that whoever will lead them next will be able to enact changes and motivate them to bring out their best performance in the playoffs.

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