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Valentine Not In Running For Marlins Job

10:12pm: The talks broke down not over Valentine's salary desires, but over philosophical differences, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  While their source indicated that the team's decision is final, the  FOX Sports duo writes that the volatility of Valentine and owner Jeffrey Loria creates the possibility for a reversal.

Interim manager Edwin Rodriguez will remain manager for the Marlins' series against the Mets in Puerto Rico and the foreseeable future.  The Marlins now figure to expand their search to other candidates.

9:30pm: Valentine is no longer a candidate for the job, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

7:57pm: On ESPN's Baseball Tonight, Valentine declined to quantify the chances of him becoming the Marlins' next skipper, writes Capozzi:

“I can’t mention that chance or percentage because I’m in the middle of the process," said Valentine.

Meanwhile, Valentine remains a candidate for a job, a high-placed source tells Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald (via Twitter).

5:27pm: Valentine says that he has no idea if he's still in the running for the Marlins job, tweets Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post.

4:55pm: Bobby Valentine is no longer in the running for the Marlins' managerial position, tweets Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.  Heyman added (also via Twitter) that he is uncertain of what derailed talks between the two parties as all signs pointed to the job being his just a few days ago.

On Friday, the former Mets manager and the Marlins reportedly had a tentative agreement in place.  Valentine, a friend of owner Jeffrey Loria, has been linked to the Florida job since Fredi Gonzalez was let go earlier this week.  On that same day, Bobby V told the Orioles that he was no longer interested in managing their club.








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