Valentine Leading Candidate To Manage Marlins?

Bobby Valentine is the "leading candidate" to manage the Marlins, a "person familiar with the process" told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post last night.  However, Capozzi learned that Valentine has not had a formal interview with the Marlins.  SI's Jon Heyman wrote today that "the current belief among baseball people seems to be" that Valentine is the favorite to manage the Mariners.

Capozzi believes that the Marlins' short list of manager candidates includes Valentine, Edwin Rodriguez, Tony Pena, Tim Wallach, Jim Fregosi, and Bo Porter.  He notes that Marlins executives have been divided since June on the decision of whether to hire Valentine.


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17 Comments on "Valentine Leading Candidate To Manage Marlins?"


FishFan03
4 years 10 months ago

ugh enough of this… either hire him or move on, I’m tired of this Bobby Valentine situation

icedrake523
4 years 10 months ago

I doubt he goes there. I think he wants to manage the Mets again.

4 years 10 months ago

The Marlins: the only team in professional sports where the head coach will make more than 2/3rds of the team.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

This is Baseball: The Manager.

4 years 10 months ago

I know he’d be the manager, but I was encompassing all sports.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

gotcha. my bad.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

YES! Bobby Valentine for the Marlins job!!!!!!!

kevmill21
4 years 10 months ago

is his broadcasting not turning off every team in baseball? salvage some value, and hang up the headset. listening to him get out 1 simple thought, taking 5 choppy sentences, when you know what he’s trying to say 20 seconds before he finishes, is just painful. a game could be lost while he tries to communicate with coaches or coordinate who should be where.

IIMadzII
4 years 10 months ago

Tell me about it. Continually gets players mixed up and doesn’t quite understands how to relay messages. Reminds me of John Madden.

Slopeboy
4 years 10 months ago

Valentine’s broadcasting gig is just an attempt to show the world what a baseball genius he is and get paid while doing it. Loria doesn’t pay his players what they’re worth. He’s going to pay the manger big money to manage?

baseballdude
4 years 10 months ago

dont leave baseball tonight he is 1 of the best guys on there

Gumby65
4 years 10 months ago

They still have Baseball Tonight? HR was the best; glad he went to THE NETWORK.

slider32
4 years 10 months ago

Watch MLB Network if you want the best baseball broadcasting.

BraveNewWorld
4 years 10 months ago

I don’t know why anyone would want to manage that team with that ownership and that weak fanbase. New stadium and all, they still won’t pay their players.

invader3k
4 years 10 months ago

Didn’t he have some comments where he totally bashed the Marlins after they didn’t hire him the first time earlier this year? The whole situation seems very bizarre.

4 years 10 months ago

BOBBY V TO THE METS!!!

FishFan03
4 years 10 months ago

I think he’s gonna end up managing the Mariners