When Miami Marlins executives Mike Hill and Dan Jennings started working together in 1995, their job was to create a scouting department for the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ”We had zero staff, zero paperwork, zero scouting manuals,” Jennings says. ”Mine was literally a closet.” Nearly 20 years later, limited resources remain a challenge, with Hill and Jennings now running the Marlins for famously frugal owner Jeffrey Loria. Hill and Jennings have been with the Marlins since 2002, but now they’re in charge of a franchise where little has gone right since the team moved into a new ballpark two years.
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