“We gave them the players and they have used them in the exact way we envisioned them being used,’’ Samson said of the coaching staff. “Will changes be made? I don’t have an answer for that. That’s something Jeffrey will address because that’s his purview."
Samson also was asked if player development would be examined given the high number of first-round draft picks who have flopped, leaving the minor-league system thin on high-ceiling talent.
“The first-round picks have not worked. The rest of the draft has,’’ Samson said. “It just so happens that the first-round picks have not been good. The question is, what happened to some of those guys? I can definitely grant you that’s a serious question worth looking at. From draft to performance, there’s been some regression.’’
Samson said he hopes the fan base will look at the season as a fluke.
“That’s sort of the message to the fans, that this year has to be an anomaly, because it can’t be more than one year in a row, everything can go wrong,’’ he said.
Still, after all that has happened, Samson said he has no regrets about the “all-in’’ strategy that failed.
“I wouldn’t change one thing,’’ Samson said. “What we did was exactly right, but it was wrong.’’
• Tuesday: Marlins LHP Wade LeBlanc (1-1, 1.35 ERA) at New York Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (8-5, 3.72), 7:10 p.m., Citi Field.
• Wednesday: Marlins RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-7, 4.66) at Mets RHP Chris Young (3-5, 4.22), 7:10 p.m., Citi Field.
• Scouting report: The Marlins were swept by the Mets at Citi Field when they last visited there in April but took two out of three from them at Marlins Park in May. The Mets have gone 7-16 since the All-Star break.