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Bobby Valentine rumored to be a finalist for Brewers manager

Oct 26, 2010, 9:37 PM EDT

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Bobby Valentine may not end up with a managerial job at all this winter, but he’s darn sure going to be rumored for all of them.

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com “keeps hearing” that Bobby V is a finalist to be the Brewers’ next manager.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported on Saturday that the Brewers were considering four candidates for the job, but he was only able to confirm former Diamondbacks and Mariners manager Bob Melvin and White Sox bench coach Joey Cora. So far, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has tried to keep the whole process under wraps. Haudricourt guessed that Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke was the third candidate for the job, so perhaps Valentine is the fourth.

Milwaukee obviously presents a better chance of winning than Seattle, for example, at least in the short-term, but Rosenthal appears skeptical about whether the Brewers will be able to afford Valentine and/or if he would even be willing to accept the position. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Valentine enjoyed meeting with the Brewers’ people, but said that he didn’t expect to get the job.

  1. Utley's Hair - Oct 26, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    It’s about damn time. We hadn’t heard Bobby V’s name attached to a managerial vacancy in at least a week. Life is now back to normal.

    • proudlycanadian - Oct 27, 2010 at 8:26 AM

      I understand that Valentine is also rumored to be in line for an appearance on “Dancing With The Stars”.

      • hasbeen5 - Oct 27, 2010 at 8:37 AM

        He’ll also be somebody’s VP candidate in 2012.

      • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 27, 2010 at 11:15 AM

        Is there even a quote somewhere of Bobby saying “I want to be an MLB manager”?

      • Utley's Hair - Oct 27, 2010 at 12:25 PM

        I think I saw him collecting my trash this morning.

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