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Does Bobby Valentine mean trouble is ahead?

Bobby Valentine spent parts of eight seasons as manager of the Texas Rangers, six-plus seasons with the New York Mets, then six years with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

In the impatient world of baseball, those are long tenures. But on all three occasions, he left unwillingly, and twice under a cloud of controversy and bitterness.

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