Well by now you have all heard that Bobby Valentine and the Florida Marlins have a tentative four-year deal in place for him to manage the Florida Marlins. Is it true? Those are the reports on so many sites.
Here’s the funny thing. Bobby V has not even interviewed for the position yet which he is scheduled to do tonight. Other reports have Marlins ownership also interviewing Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach, Bo Porter.
I asked Mets fans on the FaceBook CFoD fan page what their thoughts were if Bobby V managed the Marlins. Here’s what some said:
- Alan L. – glad hes there to get rid of the hire bobby v comments…….. where r the fire jerry comments now? they dont exist when the mets win……
- Donna B. – he should have been HERE but we dont have him….not good for METS but great for fish!
- Andre T. – Nope not nervous at all our team is still better than theirs.
- Allen S. – Worry No Way the fish have more issues to worry about than just a mgr. Bring on the Marlins we will fillet them
Here is what Efrain R. had to say which is a huge point:
There is not a thing any met fan should worry about! He was a very good manager,but I hear mets fans treating him as if he was a multiple ws winner! He has none!!!! None!!!!! If manuel gets fired at the end of the year then they will probably bring backman! And backman and valentine both have 0 ws rings,so its not like the balance of power has shifted. Bad move by loria anyway,if he thought he had problem with fredi regarding hanley,wait till he gets a load of bobby v!
Now this is something Mets really do not think about. We just think about the fact that helped get the mets back to the playoffs in the 90’s and the World Series in 2000. So why are really screaming for him to come here and having conniptions of him going to the Marlins?
Will this even work? Why are the Marlins bringing Bobby V aboard?
Look, if the Marlins are worried about having a fan base, they would be smart in leaving Edwin Rodriguez as manager. He is the interim manager. He is also the first Puerto Rican born in PR to manage in the majors. Miami is full of Latinos. One report said should Bobby V be hired, they may leave Rodriguez in while the Marlins face the Mets in Puerto Rico.
Well, do they not think they could gain more fans be leaving Rodriguez in as manager? They’ve won two World Series rings. Their fans still did not fill up that ballpark. Give Rodriguez a chance to see what he can do.
How does Rodriguez feel about the chance?
I feel very prepared for the job. [At] the same time, I’ve managed a lot of players here on this team. I feel very comfortable with the team and the talent that we have right now.
This is something that people fail to realize is important. To have a successful team, you have to know your players. He’s worked with some of them in Triple-A. He knows his players. I say at least give Rodriguez the year to show what he can do. I’m just saying.