The Marlins "demoted" Dan Jennings to manager on Monday.
Since, many stories have been written, many tweets have been sent, and many opinions have been shared.
The main consensus?
Dan Jennings' appointment/demotion/movement was a terrible decision by Marlins management.
Jennings hasn't coached baseball in three decades and even then it was just for a high school team.
But even before Jennings managed a game, but even before he even ran the clubhouse, the move was written off, by both people around the game and people outside it.
Jennings isn't an idiot. He's been working within baseball for over 30 years. Does that mean he's going to be a good manager? Absolutely not. But should we give him a chance? Yes.
The Marlins were going to be better than they are right now. They are 16-23, and have managed to fall to the bottom of the NL East, even with the talent they have on their roster in the form of Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and others.
But maybe the Marlins management makes a good point with the movement of Jennings.
General manager Dan Jennings built this team. Now, manager Dan Jennings must lead them. There isn't one person who knows this team better, inside-and-out, than Jennings. This is his creation. Now, he must build chemistry and turn them into a winner.
Does that make Jennings the best lineup developer? The best leader in the clubhouse? The best manager?
But what it does make him is possibly the most seamless transition from Mike Redmond there is. The Marlins brought in a new voice to the club without having him have to get used to the team.
If this is just a one season thing, I like the gutsiness the Marlins are showing. To me, this move showed that they needed a new voice, but are in such a dire need of wins they wanted to keep a guy who knows the product, or team, well.
So, let's wait and see if Dan Jennings is truly a terrible manager. He deserves a fair run.