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The Miami Marlins raised more than a few eyebrows earlier this season when they fired manager Mike Redmond and replaced him with someone who had no managing experience.

That someone was the team’s general manager, Dan Jennings.

Now, the GM-turned-manager has a 12-15 record since moving from the front office to the dugout and it appears that despite the national criticism, Marlins officials are pleased enough with Jennings at the helm to consider keeping him there next season.

According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, while the Marlins public stance is that the team will wait until the end of the season to revisit the future of the manager position, they are already including Jennings in future plans.

Behind the scenes, however, I can tell you that the club already has an eye towards the future. And Jennings staying as manager are part of those preliminary plans.

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Frisaro goes on to say that things could obviously change if Miami’s season takes a turn for the worse, but lists several reasons why there should still be optimism that the team could make a run at a spot in the postseason.

On the surface, it doesn’t appear that things are much different under Jennings than they were when Redmond was calling the shots.

Jennings’ win percentage as manager is .444.

When he was fired, Redmond’s win percentage this season was .421.  Last season it was .475.

There is still more than half of the season to go and considering the positive things that should be coming for the Marlins in the near future (Jose Fernandez’s return being one), it’s anyone’s guess how things will play out.

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