I have made no secret on my love for the new kid in town (well not so new) 98.5 The Sports Hub. With the new job I’ll be starting soon I should get a decent hour with Toucher and Rich in the morning and at least an hour with Felger and Mazz in the afternoon.
Anyways, I bring these guys up again because Felger had a theory that Valentine would be fired before they went to NY. We see now that he was wrong. I personally was hoping he would have been right. I’ve made my feelings on Valentine very clear, I didn’t think he was the right guy for the job and shouldn’t have been hired in the first place. As you look at Buck Showalter in Baltimore and Davy Johnson in Washington hell even Dusty Baker in Cinci you see that the retread manager can work; if it’s the right one.
We knew before the season that Bobby V wasn’t the right one. As the team is now guaranteed to finish in the basement for the first time since 1992, you have to look to sack the manager.
The only way I say this doesn’t happen is if they’re really looking to sell the team. If they’re looking to sell, they want as many insecurities taken away as possible. Valentine would stay the manager so they’re not selling the team while paying Valentine to sit home.
Personally I want to wake up tomorrow morning and read a headline that says “Lucchino Sacked” since all the problems start with that ass clown but Vampire Henry has made it clear his buddy isn’t going anywhere. So I’ll take a small victory of Valentine being sacked. If he’s not, my suspicions that the team is heading for sale are more and more realistic. That would make me even happier since Lucchino would leave when this jackass ownership group leaves. Then can take their bricks with them.