“Talks between the two sides broke down not over Bobby Valentine’s salary desires, but philosophical differences,” writes Ken Rosenthal and John Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com.
According to the report, though the Marlins have informed the commissioner’s office that Valentine is out of the running, another source told Rosenthal and Morosi that the two sides are definitely still in talks.
To learn more about the relationship between Valentine and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, and the disagreement with team president David Samon, check out the report: here.
Original Post at 7:15 pm:
Jon Heyman of SI.com says Valentine is no longer in the running to manage the Marlins.
Last Friday, Heyman said the Marlins had a tentative agreement with the Marlins to take over in time for the Marlins play the Mets in Puerto Rico.
However, Valentine later told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post that reports he will start Monday as manager of the Marlins were ‘absolutely not true.’
Capozzi quotes a team official who said, “Things have gotten complicated.”
According to Capozzi, “Valentine may have had second thoughts on whether he’ll be able to manage a winning team this year if he takes over the Marlins.”