July 13, 2010 BY GEORGE CASTLE Times Correspondent.
John Mallee isn’t going to big-time his young baseball pupils next winter when he trades his Florida Marlins uniform for that of his Indiana Shockers youth traveling team.
Why should things change just because the Schererville resident was promoted to hitting coach of the parent club after 8 ½ seasons as the Marlins’ minor-league hitting coordinator? Reaching the majors was his ultimate goal as a coach, but the Shockers are his baby as the owner.
New coaches familiar to organization
By Bailey Stephens / MLB.com | June 23, 2010
After the dismissal of Fredi Gonzalez and his staff, the Marlins restocked their ranks with a host of coaches from all levels of their system. Here’s a closer look at the backgrounds of the interim manager and coaches.Edwin Rodriguez, interim manager: Rodriguez is no stranger to the Marlins’ system and personnel in his eighth season with the organization. He has coached at nearly every level of the organization, most recently serving as the manager of Triple-A New Orleans since 2009. The Zephyrs were in third place in the Pacific Coast League’s South Division with a 33-37 record Wednesday. During his time in New Orleans, Rodriguez managed several current Marlins, including outfielders Chris Coghlan and Mike Stanton. His resume includes two years as manager of Class A Greensboro (2007-08) and two as manager of the Gulf Coast League Marlins (2005-06). Prior to managing, Rodriguez served as the hitting coach for the Double-A Carolina Mudcats.