Valentine was a candidate for an analyst job during the upcoming MLB playoffs, but recent comments about the conduct of the Yankees organization during the 9/11 attacks on New York city reportedly helped cost him the job. Valentine was manager of the New York Mets at the time.
“You couldn't find a Yankee on the streets of New York City,’’ Valentine said on WFAN radio. “You couldn't find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7."
TBS announced Monday that Pedro Martinez and Tom Verducci will join Keith Olbermann in studio for the playoffs. Valentine was fired as Red Sox manager after a disastrous 2012 season.
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