Originally written on In The Neutral Zone  |  Last updated 3/29/13
There was a outcry a few years ago to get Bobby Valentine back as manager of the Mets by Met fans.That didn’t happen, but Met fans you will get to see Bobby Valentine a bit this summer. In an article published by AP Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine will be a pregame and postgame analyst for 12-15 of New York’s telecasts on cable channel SNY this season. The network said Thursday that Valentine will work Monday’s opener against San Diego with Bob Ojeda and Chris Carlin. Valentine was an analyst for ESPN in 2011. A former manager of Texas (1985-92), the Mets (1996-02), Boston (2012) and Japan’s Chiba Lotte Marines (1995, 2004-09), Valentine also is the new athletic director of Sacred Heart in Connecticut and an analyst for NBC Sports Radio. Just purely speculating but considerinig that current manager Terry Collins is in the last year of his contract and that there haven’t been any discussions about a new one yet, could Bobby who isn’t shy about speaking his mind, be viewed as a manager in waiting for the Mets if Collins loses control of the team? Would Valentine lobby for the job? Will his analyst be looked as trying to undercut Collins? Just wondering …
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