MLB.com is carrying an article on Bobby possibly returning to the Majors next season.
With his tenure in Japan about to come to an end, Bobby Valentine is looking for a new challenge. After six seasons managing the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League, the former skipper of the Rangers and Mets would love to return to the Major Leagues next season.
It doesn't appear as though the Mets will be an option though.
"No, no, not here," Minaya said. "I'm very happy with Jerry Manuel. That's not even a consideration."
Not even as a consultant?
"The way my staff is set up now, I don't see that happening, no," Minaya said.
I'm still holding out hope that Valentine decides to stick around in Japan and take up a managerial job elsewhere in the league. Unfortunately, this article doesn't really do much to affirm that chance.