So apparently longtime baseball writer isn't one of Bobby Valentine's biggest fans. And vice versa, as Chass enthusiastically wrote in his blog last weekend. After the jump, Chass sets the table for the takedown ...
The roster of managers this spring includes 12 managers who did not hold those jobs last spring. None of the new managers is named Bobby Valentine.
Despite his return from a seven-year exile in Japan and a desire to return to the major leagues, Valentine found relatively little interest in his services in the widest-open managerial market in years. The few teams that did consider him and interviewed him obviously opted to hire others, in all instances younger and less experienced managers.
Based on developments, it appears that Valentine’s reputation has finally caught up with him and left him on the outside looking in, currently as the replacement for Joe Morgan on ESPN’s Sunday night baseball cablecasts.
And Chass just goes on from there. I don't know who's right or who's wrong. I do know it's entertaining as all hell, especially if you grew up with both of them.