Do what you want to Jack, Jeffrey Loria, but please, please leave his lovely daughter Nancy alone!
According to a National League official, the Marlins are giving serious consideration to firing the popular McKeon in an effort to shake up one of baseball’s biggest disappointments.
“Everything at this point is being considered — everything,” the NL official said Sunday night.
The top candidate to replace McKeon, 74, would be Yankees bench coach Joe Girardi, the source said. Girardi, a favorite of Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, could have been the Marlins’ bench coach but turned down their offer last fall.
As of Sunday night, a Yankees source said the Marlins had not asked for permission to discuss a possible opening with Girardi, 40. The Yankees source also said the Marlins probably “would have to look elsewhere” for their next manager, although such matters are typically negotiable.
Other names being considered are former Marlins managers Jim Leyland and Jeff Torborg, Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella, former Red Sox manager Grady Little and Braves third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez.
How does Leyland’s name keep coming up? Supposedly the Rockies were also thinking of bringing him back — even Phil Jackson would find this curious.