Several sources are confirming that Bobby Valentine was interviewed, but that the candidacy of Bobby Valentine for Marlins’ skipper is now over. MLB.com cites philosophical differences, but was unable to state what those differences are. The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the negotiations have broken down and that Valentine is no longer a candidate, but the article seemed to leave the impression that there was no interview and that this latest report is not really a final decision. The Miami Herald just kind of dismissed Valentine’s candidacy based on the CNNSI report and source, and stated that an interview with Valentine has been postponed indefinitely.
So, what is the deal? Apparently the Marlins are not going to hire Bobby Valentine as their next manager and stick with Edwin Rodriguez for the time being. Meanwhile, since the Fred was fired, the Marlins are 1-4 and not exactly looking like the problem was the manager – go figure. Yet, there is a problem here that the Marlins front office needs to fix because if they don’t have someone on that bench soon, things are going to get worse. Another confusing situation for fans of the Fish. The brass is certainly not giving cynical fans anything to praise here in this so-called managerial hiring “process”. No clear candidates have been mentioned that would be an upgrade over Fredi Gonzalez outside of Bobby Valentine and that, now, seems to be a misguided pipe-dream.