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Bobby Valentine is the Marlins' "leading candidate"

Oct 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

When last the Marlins and Bobby Valentine spoke, it was in anger. Serious anger, with Bobby V. fuming over the unprofessional manner in which he was informed he was not a candidate to replace Fredi Gonzalez in the middle of the season.  I guess we need to stop livin’ in the past, man, because the Palm Beach Post is reporting that Valentine is a “leading candidate” for the Marlins job.

Know what would be awesome? If Valentine got an offer from Jeff Loria and then went on ESPN to publicly accept an offer from some other team before talking to him about it.

  1. Old Gator - Oct 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    It’s hard to imagine Scrooge McLoria brushing aside the Chihuahua and Larry Beinfest and handing Valentine the authority he wants without fomenting a total organizational meltdown. Well, we’ve seen that work, of course – the Mutts, for example – so maybe that’s a do-able scenario for the Feesh. Who’d be able to distinguish between a team crippled by proprietary penury or internecine chaos anyway? It’s harder imagining Bobby Valentine working with the Chihuahua at all, given the vast gulf in comparative competence between them, and the inevitable clash of the Chihuahua’s propensity to shit on the office rugs when he gets upset and Bobby’s congenital indisposition about stepping in it.
    Tim Wallach now appears to be happy as a bench coach for the Bums, where it seems more appropriate and convenient for him to sit and wait for Mattingly to implode and to see who he’ll actually be working for. Jamie McCourt and her ouija scrabble board or Scrooge McLoria and the secret code to the bolt lock on his wallet? A decision I’m glad I don’t have to make.
    But did the Palm Beach Post really have to throw in that last line about the Mouth that Roared and resurrect that nightmare again? I sat on a plane for six hours yesterday without any problem but the invocation of Ozzie just made my hemorrhoids flare up.

  2. Mr. Heyward - Oct 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Ozzie stays on the Saaax!

  3. BC - Oct 11, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    The wrong guy won the power struggle in New York. Phillips ruined the team. He let the pitching get old, overvalued his middle infield (Alfonzo/Ordonez), did nothing to address the horse-bleep outfield they had. They overachieved in 2000 and he did nothing. In 2001 they were .500 and were outscored by half a run per game. From there, things went ieutfidzgdzfhdsgfjyfjk.
    Don’t believe me? Minaya comes in, signs three players, and wham, you have a contender again. Even that dufus knew he had to spend some cash. Phillips had the same resources and ruined the team. Only thing I can give him credit for is drafting David Wright.
    Bring back Bobby V to New York!!!!!!!!

  4. Jonny5 - Oct 11, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Why do I keep having this vision of Jerry Manuel with a fish on his hat?

  5. Old Gator - Oct 11, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    Because you hate me for some imagined sleight.

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