Marlins fired 19-year TV analyst for being too negative, report says

When the Marlins fired TV analyst Tommy Hutton after 19 seasons, it was a https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/russell-wilson-jersey surprising move. But the explanation is not so surprising, considering it’s the Marlins.The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson is reporting that Hutton was fired for being too negative, and says the criticism is “unjustified” because, “Hutton was critical when nece sary and had a penchant for unleashing the occasional playful rant, but there’s a distinction between critical and exce sively negative.”When there was something positive to say, Hutton said it. He never blasted Marlins management. But he rarely sugarcoated poor play.”MORE: Worst November trades, ranked| MLB to investigate Puig’s role in ‘ma sive brawl’ in MiamiJackson spoke to Hutton, who said, “I know there were times I was negative, but I thought those times were called for. Ninety percent of what I said was positive. I tried not to be a homer, but you could tell I wanted the Marlins to do well.Hutton told Jackson that he was told his salary wasn’t a factor in his firing, which caused Hutton to suspect that his honest commentating was the reason. https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/bartolo-colon-jersey Hutton added that when he asked a Fox producer and the Marlins’ vice president/communicationif his style was the reason whyhe was getting fired, both went silent.I couldn’t get a yes or a no, Huttontold the Herald.Hutton also said he was aware ofonly a small handful of incidents that drew negative feedback from the team during his time as the TV analyst.One incidentinvolved Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria expre sing displeasure over Hutton mentioning Marlins Park’s dimensions in a negative way.WINZ’s Andy Slater reported that Marlins players would go in and out of the clubhouse to listen to Hutton’s comments or have their girlfriends or wives text them the things that he said during broadcasts, andcomplained numerous times to the public relations staff and Loria about some of Hutton’s comments.The Marlins went into the 2015 season with grand expectations after signing Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term deal, but injuries to Stanton and ace Jose Fernandez contributed to the teamfinishingwith a 71 https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/jurickson-profar-jersey -91 record.

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