Valentine Leading Candidate For Brewers

A few weeks ago, we heard that Bobby Valentine was the favorite to manage the Marlins, but that's no longer the case. He's also voiced interest in the Cubs' managerial opening this past summer, and has been linked to the Mariners at times as well. However, according to this tweet from SI's Jon Heyman, Valentine is now the leading candidate to manage the Brewers.

Heyman informs us that Valentine is leading the way, followed by Joey Cora, Bob Melvin, and Ron Roenicke, in that order. In a separate tweet, Heyman says that Valentine has yet to receive an offer, and that Brewers' owner Mark Attanasio says no decision has been made.

As Heyman notes, if money becomes an issue, Cora may have a good chance of being hired. The 60-year-old Valentine has a career record of 1,117-1,072 as a manager for both the Mets and Rangers, but that experience would likely come with a higher price tag than a younger option like Cora.


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16 Comments on "Valentine Leading Candidate For Brewers"


4 years 9 months ago

I really hope Cora gets it.

4 years 9 months ago

agreed. Valentine is horrible with young players and the Brewers are basically a young team. I see Bob Melvin managing the mets and Cora deserves a shot with the Brewers.

mrmet128
4 years 9 months ago

i’m tired of hearing how Bobby Valentine is the leading candidate for everyone. First it was the Marlins (twice) then the Mariners, now the Brewers? even if him coming back to the Mets made sense, i wouldn’t want it anymore

4 years 9 months ago

i just want someone to hire this guy so i dont have to listen to his inaccurate babbling every night on espn.

Sage
4 years 9 months ago

I’d agree, but it’s my team that wants to hire him and his inaccuracy.

Sage
4 years 9 months ago

I really, really, really, really hope that Bobby V prices himself out of the Brewers job. I want Cora.

PookieGonzales
4 years 9 months ago

Ya man Cora desevres it. Like alot. Still one of my favorate alltime redsox.

4 years 9 months ago

Joey Cora never played for the Red Sox. He played for the White Sox. Alex Cora played for the Red Sox.

4 years 9 months ago

I think the Brewers best choice would be Cora, but as a White Sox fan I hope he stays. I don’t know why Valentine is always the leader for these jobs, he’s proven himself to be a mediocre manager. It’s like every other sport, give it to the guy with experience even if it’s been bad.

rockfordone
4 years 9 months ago

God help the Brewers

Stl_Great
4 years 9 months ago

Anybody, Even Bobby Valentine is better than Ken Macha, Plus i would like to see him cry everytime the Cards thrash them.

Sam_Lee
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, Macha was into all that statistics and stuff while great managers like LaRussa use their well preserved guts to double switch in the Aaron Miles and Stavinohas of the world.

4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, LaRussa is such a hack.

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

Heyman’s had Valentine as the manager of every team available, he’s bound to get one right…no?

invader3k
4 years 9 months ago

It sounds like the only holdup is probably what Valentine will demand money-wise. Supposedly he wants 3 years and around $10 million, which is comparable to what Joe Girardi makes with the Yankees.

burritolikethesun
4 years 9 months ago

Bobby Valentine: master of disguise, defier of the toss.