Donnie logs on Marlins manager Don Mattingly fielded questions via Zoom on Tuesday morning, covering both the lessons learned from the 2020 season and the relevance they might have when it comes to constructing the club moving forward. Ordinarily, this is an occasion for head front office decision-makers to make themselves available, but the Marlins still have a void there after moving on from longtime president of baseball operations Michael Hill on Sunday.
During a year in which the Marlins made a record number of player transactions, one of the few constants on their roster was... Brad Boxberger?! That’s right.
It was a Monday in mid-June when baseball commissioner Rob Manfred began to backtrack on a guarantee he’d made only five days earlier: that a Major League Baseball season would be played during a global pandemic. Unfortunately I can’t tell you that I’m 100% certain that’s gonna happen,” Manfred told ESPN on June 15. It’s just a disaster for our game, absolutely no question about it.