Valentine Withdraws Name From Marlins Search

Bobby Valentine has once again removed his name from consideration for the Marlins managerial job, reports Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.  Back in June, Valentine seemed to be on the verge of taking over as Florida skipper before talks between the two sides broke down.

The former manager of the Rangers, Mets, and Chiba Lotte Marines said that he has been in contact with the Marlins about the job since the end of the season but decided to go in a different direction.  On Sunday, it was reported that Valentine was the leading candidate for the vacant post in Florida.  Bobby V has also interviewed in Toronto but is considered a longshot.


26 Responses to Valentine Withdraws Name From Marlins Search Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    In 20 days Joe Capozzi is going to report that Bobby Valentine is again, the leading candidate for the Marlins managerial opening.

  2. mikefichera 5 years ago

    Valentine isn’t going to choose a place to manage until he speaks with whoever the mets gm is. Thats just my feeling.

  3. cweradio 5 years ago

    I’d love to have him manage the Mets .. but someone brought up the point, why hasn’t he been hired since leaving Japan ? .. uughh

    • mikefichera 5 years ago

      wants some roster control. i can’t see the marlins owner and bobby v getting along at all anyway. hes fired fredi gonzalez who the braves hired immediately…and joe girardi who just won manager of the year.

      • He’s not going to get roster control if Sandy Alderson is the new Mets GM.

        • mikefichera 5 years ago

          I know. We’ll see how it plays out.

        • icedrake523 5 years ago

          He doesn’t roster control as long as Steve Phillips isn’t the GM.

      • 0bsessions 5 years ago

        Please tell me you meant “HAD just won manager of the year” because if Girardi won Manager of the Year this year, I’m going to slit my wrists (I don’t think it’s announced until November anyway, but who can keep track?).

        • mikefichera 5 years ago

          He won it at the time of his firing – sorry if I wasn’t more clear.

          • 0bsessions 5 years ago

            Not a problem. I knew he’d won it then, I was just questioning whether or not he’d won it again this year, which I was pretty sure wasn’t announced yet anyways.

          • 0bsessions 5 years ago

            Not a problem. I knew he’d won it then, I was just questioning whether or not he’d won it again this year, which I was pretty sure wasn’t announced yet anyways.

  4. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    When Valentine finally accepts a job, he should bring John Heyman along as his bench coach.

  5. Bparker_seattle 5 years ago

    He was in Seattle having “lunch” with Jack Z on monday

  6. Guess I’m still waiting to hear why he’s considered a longshot in TO. It’s not that I don’t believe you, I’ve just not read that from any source yet.

    • Sniderlover 5 years ago

      Same…

      Can we get an explanation or a link or something?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Who better to give a link than Zach Links?

  7. twenty4hourdan 5 years ago

    We can only hope he comes to Seattle

    • FishFan03 5 years ago

      bet you anything he signs with them sometime in the next couple of weeks

  8. $1529282 5 years ago

    Of course he did. He won’t get to see himself talk on TV as much if he’s not an ESPN analyst.

  9. FishFan03 5 years ago

    PLEASE hire Edwin! or at the very least keep him around as bench coach, nobody knows these young guys like he does (Gaby, Megatron, LoMo, etc)

  10. BirdsRule 5 years ago

    Marlins aren’t as desperate as I thought. Can we have your SS now?

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