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The candidate for Bobby Valentine fans

Now that the Mets have completed the interview process for manager -- and Bobby Valentine isn't getting one -- here's a snippet from an interview I did with Terry Collins during spring training earlier this year. Maybe Collins is the default candidate for Valentine fans after all. Here's an excerpt from that article.

In an effort to overhaul their farm system, the Mets reached out to a two-time former manager with a Dodgers background and experience in Japan.

No, it wasn't Bobby Valentine. He still works for ESPN. But the similarities between Valentine and Collins are uncanny - from the high motor to the Dodgers pedigree to the fact that each did stints managing in Japan.

"I have had a lot of people that know the two of us say that," Collins said. "A lot of them. People in Japan say the same thing."



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