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    Looks like Bobby Valentine is going to the Marlins

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5325157

    Source: Valentine to get 4-year deal

    By Tim Kurkjian
    ESPN The Magazine
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    Former Texas Rangers and New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine has confirmed he will fly to Florida on Friday night to meet with Marlins executives, including owner Jeffrey Loria, and discuss the club's managerial job.

    A source close to the negotiations said that the Marlins are expected to offer Valentine a four-year contract.

    Valentine, now an analyst with ESPN, withdrew his name from consideration for the Orioles' managerial job Wednesday soon after it was announced that the Marlins had fired manager Fredi Gonzalez. Valentine has known Loria for 20 years, and has had informal discussions with Loria over the last eight months about Valentine's interest in someday managing the Marlins.

    Edwin Rodriguez, the Marlins' Triple-A manager, was named the interim manager. Rodriguez is Puerto Rican and the Marlins play the Mets in a three-game series in Puerto Rico starting Monday. A source close to the negotiations said it seems logical the Marlins will have Rodriguez manage the Marlins for the three games in Puerto Rico, then name Valentine the manager.

    The Marlins are in Baltimore Thursday night, which is the beginning of a 16-day road trip. All indications are that some time during that 16-day trip, Valentine will become the new manager of the Marlins.

    Tim Kurkjian is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

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    i thought he was a good manager. maybe this is what the marlins need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBensAngel7 View Post
    i thought he was a good manager. maybe this is what the marlins need.
    He's a great manager, but the problem with the Marlins wasn't the manager. They are a fine team, but not a playoff team.

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    and the baseball manager retread system continues to thrive....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PocketJet View Post
    and the baseball manager retread system continues to thrive....
    Bobby V although a odd character is a GREAT manager, make no mistake about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonySerp View Post
    Bobby V although a odd character is a GREAT manager, make no mistake about it

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    Jeez, how old is Bobby V now?

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    Bobby is 60 years old.

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    Great for baseball.

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    unless Bobby V is bringing with him an entire new bullpen,this won't help the Marlins much,but it great to see him manage again.


    btw the Marlins may have the best pitcher in the game right now.Josh Johnson is just plain nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Durden View Post
    Bobby is 60 years old.
    That's cool I guess, it just seems like he's been around forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonySerp View Post
    Bobby V although a odd character is a GREAT manager, make no mistake about it
    Correction: he's a GREAT chatacter and an odd manager

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    Hope Art Howe gets another shot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet View Post
    Hope Art Howe gets another shot...
    you cant even compare the 2

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    Casey Stengal wouldn't of helped the '03-'04 Mets

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonySerp View Post
    you cant even compare the 2
    thats my point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet View Post
    thats my point
    With the exception of Bobby Cox and maybe Gardenhire, i dont think there is a better manager in baseball

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    managers do little; unlike other sports, they win most of the time if they have the best players that money can buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by PocketJet View Post
    managers do little; unlike other sports, they win most of the time if they have the best players that money can buy
    the 2000 mets say hello, the braves or the year in and year out twins

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