Buster Olney of ESPN is reporting today that Bobby Valentine is talking with the Marlins.
The Marlins have shown themselves to be a tremendously resilient organization, and with the combination of another crop of young talentÂ and the new stadium (and new revenue) which is on the way, this franchise is clearly on the rise again.
Many here and elsewhere have expressed a desire to have Bobby V return to Queens. Should the Marlins combine what they already have going in the next few years with an experienced manager who has won a pennant in the US and a title in Japan, the Mets could be looking at another division rival possibly eclipsing them for the forseeable future.
The Phils aren’t going away, the Braves are clearly improving, and if the Mets compound the mistake of retaining Manuel with letting the Marlins sign Bobby V, the future is going to be very challenging indeed.