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Alderson refuses to rule out Valentine

Bobby Valentine is unlikely to be the next manager of the Mets, but general manager Sandy Alderson would not exactly put his name to rest when questioned by SNY's Kevin Burkhardt.

Alderson said, ``Well, everybody’s eligible.  You’re eligible… It’s obviously a name that has been floated, it’s been discussed in the media… I’d rather not talk about individual names at this point, but, obviously, Bobby Valentine is a name that we’ve considered and is a well-known possibility for us.”

Until proven otherwise, the Mets are in save-a-buck mode and are not paying the millions it would take to bring back Valentine, who has priced and/or talked himself out of every job he has been mentioned for since returning from Japan.

Valentine is making plenty from ESPN to second guess other teams and managers. Why would he settle for less to have others second guess him in the dugout? 

 Alderson will remain the highest paid person in management. Trouble is, no one buys a ticket to see the general manager.


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