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Posted on: June 23, 2010 5:04 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:24 pm
 

Valentine tells O's no thanks, prefers Miami

Current ESPN baseball analyst Bobby Valentine tells ESPN (shocker) that he's withdrawn his name from consideration for the managing position in Baltimore, but would like a shot at taking the helm of the Marlins.

"I am honored and flattered that the Orioles reached out with this potential opportunity, but at this time in my career, I feel I should direct my energies in another direction," Valentine said.

Apparently that direction is south -- or somewhere with better pitching. According to the article, Valentine and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria have been friends for 20 years and they have talked about Valentine's interest in managing the club.

Edwin Rodriguez, the Marlins' Triple-A manager, is the team's interim manager.

Another ESPN employee, Buck Showalter, also shouts down the hall that he wants out of Connecticut and that he's interviewing for the Orioles gig today. Eric Wedge has also interviewed.

UPDATE: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal Tweets the Marlins are "moving fast" to interview Velentine and there are other external candidates.

UPDATE: The Baltimore Sun 's Dan Connolly reports Showalter met with Orioles owner Peter Angelos and president Andy McPhail for about three hours on Wednesday.

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Connolly's back, reporting former Oriole and current broadcaster Rick Dempsey is expected to get an interview and Wedge will have a second interview to meet with Angelos, but neither has been scheduled.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 10, 2010 6:24 pm
 

Bobby V to interview with O's Friday


Current ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine will interview for the manager's position with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, the Baltimore Sun reports .

Valentine will meet with Andy MacPhail in Baltimore on Friday. Former Indians manager Eric Wedge will also reportedly be interviewed for the job.

Valentine has a 1,117-1,072 record in 15 seasons with the Rangers and Mets. He led the Mets to the 2000 World Series and the Chiba Lotte Marines to the 2005 Japan Series title.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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