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.


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26 Comments on "Valentine Withdraws Name From Marlins Search"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

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

BravesRed
4 years 9 months ago

I call one week.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

good enough

FishFan03
4 years 9 months ago

LMFAO, thats both funny AND true

mikefichera
4 years 9 months ago

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

cweradio
4 years 9 months 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
4 years 9 months 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.

4 years 9 months ago

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

mikefichera
4 years 9 months ago

I know. We’ll see how it plays out.

icedrake523
4 years 9 months ago

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

0bsessions
4 years 9 months 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
4 years 9 months ago

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

0bsessions
4 years 9 months 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
4 years 9 months 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.

Slopeboy
4 years 9 months ago

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

Bparker_seattle
4 years 9 months ago

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

4 years 9 months ago

Jack Z would definetly let him have roster control.

Bye bye Jose Lopez

CrustyJuggler
4 years 9 months ago

…please oh please

4 years 9 months ago

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
4 years 9 months ago

Same…

Can we get an explanation or a link or something?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 9 months ago

Who better to give a link than Zach Links?

twenty4hourdan
4 years 9 months ago

We can only hope he comes to Seattle

FishFan03
4 years 9 months ago

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

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

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

FishFan03
4 years 9 months 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)

BirdsRule
4 years 9 months ago

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