Tommy Hutton

What Did Tommy Say?

MLB hitting coaches show up to the clubhouse early the entire season, but Tommy Hutton says that may not turn out to be the case with Barry Bonds.

"I have a hard time believing a guy like Barry Bonds, if the team is 15 games out in August, is going to show up at 1  o'clock and look at video," Hutton said during the debut of weekly-appearance on The Andy Slater Show.

What Did Tommy Say?

  • If Stanton stays healthy "You just write it down, he's going to hit 40 homeruns." 
  • On who should win Marlins' closer job: "There's no adrenaline (during exhibition games), so I don't think you can make a decision in Spring Training on a closer unless you've already decided that."
  • On Tony Clark's idea to shut clubhouses down to media: "It's an awful idea... Players at times all around baseball can become too sensitive to what is written and what is said about them."


Tommy Hutton joins The Andy Slater Show every Monday at 3:30p during baseball season on 940 WINZ and iHeartRadio. 

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(Photo: Miami Herald)

Tommy Hutton to join The Andy Slater Show weekly

By: Andy Slater

Fox Sports Florida's loss is a big gain for The Andy Slater Show.

Fan favorite, Tommy Hutton, will be exclusively joining The Andy Slater Show during the 2016 baseball season.

The Andy Slater Show can be heard weekdays 2-4p on 940 WINZ and iHeartRadio. Hutton will appear for his exclusive segment every Monday.

While the majority of Hutton's analysis will be focused on Marlins games, he will also discuss other major baseball topics.

Hutton served as an analyst for the Marlins the past 19 seasons.

Many players complained during the 2015 season that Hutton was too critical.  

Hutton was always very honest on broadcasts, which makes him a perfect fit for The Andy Slater Show --- a show that's all about honesty. It's the only place you'll be able to hear Hutton unplugged and unfiltered. 

Hutton's first on-air appearance will be Monday, Feb. 29. You can also come and say hi to Hutton at the monthly Andy Slater "See You Later" poker tournament at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Hutton will a special guest on March 8.

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Tommy Hutton fired: Marlins players, coaches couldn't handle the truth

By: Andy Slater (@AndySlater)

"Players would go back and forth between the dugout and clubhouse just to hear what Tommy was saying," one source told me.

The Miami Marlins and Fox Sports Florida advised Tommy Hutton that his contract would not be renewed, a story first reported by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Hutton told Jackson, as well as talk-show host Dan Le Batard on 790 WAXY, he wasn't offered a real explanation as to why he was dismissed. 

"All I got was we've made a decision to go in another direction," Hutton told the Miami Herald. 

The exact reason as to why Hutton will not be returning is still unknown.

However, through multiple team sources, I've learned surprising details that add to the circus in the Marlins clubhouse I first reported on last week. 

During my weekday radio show on 940 WINZ and iHeartRadio, I noted the following details Tuesday afternoon:

Via multiple sources, I was told this past Marlins season was the absolute worst when it came to complaints. 

After games, on numerous occasions throughout the season, players would go up to team PR staff and owner Jeffrey Loria complaining about what Hutton said during the telecast. 

"Players would have their wife, girlfriend, family member, and even friends texting them things Tommy said," another source added.

There were also certain incidents where Loria wasn't happy with Hutton. Loria didn't like it when Hutton would talk too much about another team's player, another source told me. "Anytime (Hutton) would bring up a ballpark flaw, Loria would be very upset," the source said.

The complaints against Hutton happened at Marlins Park, on the road, and even on the team plane, I was told.

Did the players and coaches complaints, along with Loria's partial unhappiness in some of Hutton's remarks cause his dismissal? That's something we don't know.

Here's something I do know, though. Hutton should not have been fired -- and that's the truth.


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