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Fish may hope to land Simmons as their skipper

According AOL Fanhouse, former Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons is on the short list of candidates for the Marlins open manager's job.

Simmons has long wanted to be a major league manager.

"At this point I either get on with doing it or forget about it, and it's much too compelling to forget about it," Simmons told Fanhouse about his interest in the job.

Although he has never been a fulltime big league manager before, Simmons has two years experience as a MLB bench coach with the Brewers and the Padres. He has a little bit of experience in the front office. He was hired as the general manager of the Pirates in 1992 but retired in mid-year in 1993 after suffering a heart attack.

Simmons was a .285 hitter in his major league career which spanned from 1968-88. He was an eight-time All-Star, he hit .300 seven times and hit 285 homers