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Valentine: 'Let's not get crazy here'

Former Mets manager downplays speculation that he may succeed Manuel

Updated: April 17, 2010, 9:26 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. LOUIS -- ESPN baseball analyst Bobby Valentine addressed growing speculation that he could be a candidate to succeed Jerry Manuel as Mets manager during an appearance Friday with Chris Russo on SIRIUS XM's Mad Dog Radio Channel.

"You know, the Mets are 3-6. It's nine games," Valentine said. "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. I think that he has a tough road to hoe, there's no ...

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