Bowa discusses Marlins interview

MIAMI — Late last week, Larry Bowa interviewed for the Marlins manager job.

Bowa, now an analyst for the MLB Network, talked about his interview with Christopher Russo on Mad Dog Unleashed on Sirius XM.

The Marlins have interviewed Bowa, Mike Redmond and Bryan Price. The club continues to explore their options to replace Ozzie Guillen.

Larry Bowa: “I had a nice interview with Jeffrey Loria and the general manager, [Larry] Beinfest, and [Dan] Jennings. It was a good interview.”

Russo:  “Were you surprised they called you?”

Bowa: “No, not really. I’ve known Jeff Loria for awhile. It was a good interview. I had a good time exchanging ideas and everything and we’ll see where that goes.”

Russo: “Are you optimistic that something could happen there?”

Bowa: “You know what, Chris, you know how that goes. When you get interviewed you don’t know. You know, you think you did good, maybe you didn’t do good. I thought it was a good interview. We made some good points with each other.”

Russo: “That team could use a little feistiness from you.”

Bowa: (laughs) “Yeah, that was one of the issues that was brought up.”

 Russo: “They asked you how you are going to approach this team that underachieved, is that what they basically said?”

Bowa: “Well, no, they didn’t say underachieved. They said, are you gonna be, we need some intensity out there and we need some guys to play better than they played.”

Russo: “I can tell, Larry, you’ve still got a young heart. You want to manage. If the right opportunity comes you’re going to take a job.”

Bowa: “That ballclub would be good. That ballclub would be good, Chris.”

— Joe Frisaro


No doubt Larry is capable of managing..IF Loria and his “Yes” men let him. On the other hand, due to Bowa’s fiery personality..a confrontation with the FO would be a matter of weeks..then Loria will be happy and fire him at the end of the season.

Read today that Nolasco might go to the Twins.. I’m glad for him as for others like JJ that have had to endure the Loria inferno for so many years..

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I don’t think Bowa will bring anything good to this organization, he has his Diva side too, as well as Ozzie and Bobby. A more calmed, focused personality will help the team a lot more than he will. I know Loria is a pain and he probably would not be able to take this club to another winning season, but still think Redmond will bring a lot of energy and commitment to that club house

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