Is former Mets and Rangers manager Bobby Valentine in line to be the next skipper of the Milwaukee Brewers?
The Wisconsin Radio Network’s Bill Scott cited a source inside the Brewers front office in reporting that the team had agreed in principal with Valentine but had yet to reach contract terms. According to the report, posted on the network’s website, Valentine wants $10 million over three years. Valentine, who has also managed in Japan’s Major Leagues, is currently working as an analyst for ESPN.
A Brewers spokesperson said he knew nothing of an agreement with Valentine or anybody else. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has been conducting his search behind closed doors and did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Melvin has shot down a false alarm before. Immediately after the season, a report surfaced that the Brewers were set to hire former D-backs skipper Bob Brenly, but Melvin had yet to conduct any interviews at that point.
Mets scout Bob Melvin and White Sox coach Joey Cora are reportedly among the Brewers’ other finalists. Angels coach Ron Roenicke, reached by MLB.com earlier in the week, wouldn’t say whether he was still in the running.