Marlins have 'gotten through the transition' with new manager Jennings

BY foxsports • June 15, 2015

Four weeks ago, Dan Jennings took the jump down from the Marlins front office to the dugout, assuming the club's managerial duties with no prior experience.

The move has been highly criticized, and Jennings has been subjected to a learning curve in his new role, but he says that he and the team have now grown accustomed to him being manager.

"We have gotten through the transition," said Jennings. "The guys loved [Mike Redmond]. I loved Red. Then they got a front-office guy in the clubhouse. I know they were wondering what was going on. I had a good relationship with the players, but I hadn't been in the bunker with them. I knew that."

Jennings understood the unease felt by the players when he took over the helm, and asked them to hold their judgments until after he had a chance to demonstrate how he'd perform as their manager.

"I had a meeting and said, 'Give me a chance. I'll earn your trust and respect. I've got your back,'" Jennings said. "I think they are realizing that."


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