Since we're on the topic of managers, here's a little tidbit buried in a Boston Globe column about a possible candidate for the Brewers' position:
We're hearing more and more that Bobby Valentine, 58, is sending out feelers to return to the States to manage. He earns $1.5 million per year managing the Chibe Lotte Marines but appears to be growing weary of Japan and would love to return home to manage. "I know he's sent e-mails to a few 'future' GMs," said an American League scout. Valentine reportedly was interested in returning to the Mets, but they ended up retaining Jerry Manuel. He now has his sights set on Seattle, while Milwaukee also could be a possibility.
Right after Yost got fired, I was talking with a co-worker about who we thought the next manager might be. I said that if they wanted someone who is the complete opposite of Yost, Bobby Valentine would be the guy. If nothing else, the team would play more loose under a clown like Valentine.
That would be interesting.