It was reported earlier this month that current Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was unlikely be back for a second season. While Valentine’s tenure in Boston may be over by the end of the week, his managerial career isn’t necessarily finished, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, who says the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds could be two potential landing spots for the skipper:
If the Sox let him go, his managerial career may not be over. Jeffrey Loria had him pretty much hired in Miami before he was pressured to hire a Latin American manager; now Loria is considering replacing Ozzie Guillen. Valentine is also close to Reds owner Bob Castellini, who is at the end of a contract with Dusty Baker.
Guillen has been on the hot seat since his controversial remarks earlier this season. Some expected him to be fired then, and the Marlins putrid season hasn’t helped his cause.
While the Reds have been one of the game’s best teams this season, Baker doesn’t have a contract for next season and has dealt with significant injury issues recently, including a mini-stroke. His status for 2013 is unknown at this time.