ESPN: Bobby V withdraws name from Marlins

“Bobby Valentine confirmed Wednesday that he has taken himself out of consideration for the Marlins managing job for 2011,” reports Tim Kurkjian of

Original Post at 1:59 pm:

According to Jon Heyman of, “The Mets appear to be a distant third or (fourth) on a list of possible destinations for Bobby Valentine,” who interviewed with the Mariners earlier this week.

This is frustrating.  I know.  I’m dying for the Mets to get the show on the road here.  The sooner there is a new GM, the sooner there will be a new manager, and the sooner we can start talking players, transactions and ways to make this team better for 2011 and beyond.

I was told earlier today, by someone familiar with these processes, that some candidates arrive to these interviews, like the Mets are conducting this week, usually having a list of people he or she might consider for manager, with some candidates often coming from the minor league system of their current team.  And so, for instance, perhaps Rick Hahn likes someone from the White Sox farm who you and I have never heard of, and so he isn’t appearing in Heyman’s columns.

To learn about other names being mentioned in connection to vacant managerial jobs around the league, be sure to check out Heyman’s report.