Valentine Interested In Managing Marlins; Not O’s

Bobby Valentine has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Orioles' managerial opening and confirmed that he has interest in managing the Marlins. Valentine, who had been a candidate to take over in Baltimore, told ESPN.com's Tim Kurkjian that he is no longer interested in managing the Orioles.

"At this time in my career, I feel I should direct my energies in another direction," Valentine said.

The former Mets skipper confirmed to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel that he is interested in managing the Marlins, who have yet to formally contact Valentine. Kurkjian notes that Valentine has been a friend of Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria for decades. Edwin Rodriguez will now take over for Fredi Gonzalez in Florida, but Valentine figures to interview for the permanent job. 

The Orioles, who now must move on without Valentine, are interviewing Buck Showalter today and have already interviewed Eric Wedge. Click here for reactions to the Marlins' decision to fire Gonzalez.


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6 Comments on "Valentine Interested In Managing Marlins; Not O’s"


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RiverKKiller999
5 years 14 days ago

Although I think the Marlins firing Gonzalez was stupid I’d say Valentine would be a good fit for the job taking over for Gonzalez now.Only thing about Valentine is ,he thinks he knows every damn thing .Haha yeah right.I guess this opens the door for the Braves to add him into there organization until next year and become Manager of the Braves I suppose ?Who knows

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aap212
5 years 14 days ago

What a sad statement about the Orioles. A studio analyst who last managed in Japan would rather manage a team that is constantly selling off players to keep salaries down and has an owner with an itchy trigger finger for managers than manage in Baltimore. Ouch.

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TheGuvnr
5 years 14 days ago

The Orioles need Larry Bowa

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aap212
5 years 14 days ago

No one needs Larry Bowa. He may inject energy and dedication, which the Orioles need, but he never fails to burn out his players and turn them against him within a couple of seasons.

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5thumpire
5 years 14 days ago

Well I guess we know who’s going to have Gonzalez’s job now. Not really surprised.

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Sockmonkey23
5 years 14 days ago

What a douche