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.


17 Responses to Valentine Leading Candidate To Manage Marlins? Leave a Reply

  1. FishFan03 5 years ago

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

  2. icedrake523 5 years ago

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

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

  4. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

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

  5. kevmill21 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

  6. Slopeboy 5 years 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?

  7. baseballdude 5 years ago

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

    • Gumby65 5 years ago

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

  8. slider32 5 years ago

    Watch MLB Network if you want the best baseball broadcasting.

  9. BraveNewWorld 5 years 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.

  10. invader3k 5 years 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.

  11. BOBBY V TO THE METS!!!

  12. FishFan03 5 years ago

    I think he’s gonna end up managing the Mariners

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