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.
I really hope Cora gets it.
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.
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
i just want someone to hire this guy so i dont have to listen to his inaccurate babbling every night on espn.
I’d agree, but it’s my team that wants to hire him and his inaccuracy.
I really, really, really, really hope that Bobby V prices himself out of the Brewers job. I want Cora.
Ya man Cora desevres it. Like alot. Still one of my favorate alltime redsox.
Joey Cora never played for the Red Sox. He played for the White Sox. Alex Cora played for the Red Sox.
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.
God help the Brewers
Anybody, Even Bobby Valentine is better than Ken Macha, Plus i would like to see him cry everytime the Cards thrash them.
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.
Yeah, LaRussa is such a hack.
Heyman’s had Valentine as the manager of every team available, he’s bound to get one right…no?
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.
Bobby Valentine: master of disguise, defier of the toss.