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Valentine to return to the States?

by on Oct.25, 2008 @ 11:47 am, under NPB

Nikkan Sports has learned, via the Milwakuee Sentinel, that Valentine may be in the running for the Brewers' manager opening. But it doesn't seem like Valentine will get a serious look since the Brewers already have three candidates ahead of him.

Valentine has mentioned that he is open to returning to the States and also wouldn't mind managing the Mets if Jerry Manuel doesn't work out. And the Seattle Examiner thinks that Valentine could also be an interesting candidate for the Mariners.

It's probably only a matter of time before Valentine heads back to the States. You can be sure that there will be a lot of disappointed and sad Lotte fans when that happens.

0 comments on “Valentine to return to the States?

  1. Gwynar

    I’ve been paying so much attention to the NPB lately, it appears as though most of this is a bit old. Surprisingly (or perhaps not so much), the NikkanSports article was posted yesterday.

    I wonder how the Marines FO feels about all of this. On the one hand, Bobby is talking about wanting a long term deal, and on the other, he’s sending feelers out to see what kind of interest teams in the Majors might have in him. He’s either trying to put a squeeze on the Marines (read: make them panic into giving in to his demands), or he’s beginning to think that a return to the States might provide for a nice change of pace.

  2. knucklehead7

    Outside of the articles that linked him to the Mets, the rest of this has largely flown under the radar here as well. Even that article I linked above had the Valentine information on page five of a larger article. Melvin did say yesterday that he hasn’t had any contact with Bobby V.

  3. Gwynar
    Originally Posted by knucklehead7

    …the rest of this has largely flown under the radar here as well.

    …and it’s always these kinds of stories that seem to come true. Hopefully Bobby decides to stick around in Japan for a bit longer. I think he’s good for the NPB.