Bobby Valentine shoots down Mets rumors

Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine told Sirius XM radio that he doesn’t expect to manage the Mets this season.

With the team off to another slow start and with Valentine admittedly interested in managing again, speculation arose that he could replace Jerry Manuel in the dugout for New York.

"The Mets are 3-6. It’s nine games," Valentine told Sirius XM radio before the team lost Friday to fall to 3-7. "I mean, let’s not get crazy here. I think Jerry — I talked to him a few times during spring training — Jerry Manuel is up for the task."

Added Valentine: "You know, I think that (Manuel) has a tough row to hoe, there’s no doubt about it, and he’s got to keep his head above water until his center fielder (Carlos Beltran) comes back. And obviously he has to get that pitching staff in shape. But I don’t see that as being part of my future as we’re speaking here."

Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine told Sirius XM radio that he doesn’t expect to manage the Mets this season.

With the team off to another slow start and with Valentine admittedly interested in managing again, speculation arose that he could replace Jerry Manuel in the dugout for New York.

"The Mets are 3-6. It’s nine games," Valentine told Sirius XM radio before the team lost Friday to fall to 3-7. "I mean, let’s not get crazy here. I think Jerry — I talked to him a few times during spring training — Jerry Manuel is up for the task."

Added Valentine: "You know, I think that (Manuel) has a tough row to hoe, there’s no doubt about it, and he’s got to keep his head above water until his center fielder (Carlos Beltran) comes back. And obviously he has to get that pitching staff in shape. But I don’t see that as being part of my future as we’re speaking here."

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