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YankeeFan28
06-23-2010, 11:42 AM
Update:
Sources: #Marlins "moving fast," trying to interview Bobby V as quickly as possible. Other external, internal candidates in mix.http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/16878140725


Uncomfortable atmosphere here in lobby of the Baltimore Hilton, the Marlins’ team hotel. Players walking around in shock, punching their iPhones.

But manager Fredi Gonzalez is putting on his best face — yes, he was smiling when we shook hands to say good-bye.

“What are you going to do?” he said about his reaction to being fired.

Fredi said he’ll talk to reporters tomorrow. He was escorting his parents — who are in town with him — to the airport. He did say he had no spoken today with owner Jeffrey Loria.

Still early to speculate on this but Bobby Valentine comes to mind as a replacement candidate for Fredi.

Remember that Bobby spoke with Jeffrey Loria as early as last May –when the Marlins had that horrible month — about the idea of managing the Marlins.

Valentine’s name surfaced again at the end of last season when Gonzalez was nearly fired for missing the playoffs — despite leading the team to a franchise-record 87 wins.

Valentine was in Baltimore recently, interviewing for the Orioles opening. But he has said he is not interested in the Baltimore job.

“Crazy,” pitcher Chris Volstad said, shaking his head as he walked though the lobby.http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/marlins/2010/06/23/is-bobby-valentine-next-manager-of-the-florida-marlins/

Miami_Megatron
06-23-2010, 12:05 PM
I dont even know what happend for Fredi to get fired but you gotta bring in Bobby V

AllTimeBest
06-23-2010, 12:07 PM
Marlins trying to steal the Orioles biggest hope :bang:

mdlr52192
06-23-2010, 12:16 PM
Hopefully Bobby V brings along his disguises :D

Pinstripe pride
06-23-2010, 12:33 PM
makes sense to me

Jonathan2323
06-23-2010, 12:35 PM
They have talked to Bobby about the job before and the Marlins have a pretty good team, right now. So its very possible.

Joe505
06-23-2010, 01:29 PM
I love him as a manger. If he goes there. I'm gonna be some what of a Fish fan!

AllTimeBest
06-23-2010, 02:19 PM
Seeming like they may already have a deal in place with Valentine. He withdrew from the O's managerial spot today, same day the Marlins fire their manager. Seems like he is going there.

YankeeFan28
06-23-2010, 06:09 PM
Update:
Sources: #Marlins "moving fast," trying to interview Bobby V as quickly as possible. Other external, internal candidates in mix.http://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/16878140725