Rick Kranitz is out as the Marlins pitching coach, but not because of management or our futile calls for his head.

The official story is that the Marlins offered new deals to all their coaches and all but Kranitz have accepted. The Marlins, looking to waste no time, told Kranitz they need to move on.

“The bottom line for me is either you are in or you’re out,” [GM Larry] Beinfest said. “Kranny was not able to make that decision, and we’re moving on.”

The Palm Beach Post adds some more color claiming:

a source said the Marlins offered him a $5,000 raise. Kranitz thought he deserved more, the source said.

Bullpen coach Steve Foster will take over as interim pitching coach.

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