“It’s unfortunate,” Magadan said of Valentine’s firing on Thursday. “You don’t like to see organizations go through so many changes year in and year out. It’s unfortunate we had the amount on injuries we had and dealing with a new manager and new people on a new staff. We didn’t get it done and we all have to take responsibility for that… we all could have done a better job.”
Magadan said he spoke with Valentine shortly after hearing of his dismissal.
“We had a good conversation, and I feel like I had a pretty good relationship with Bobby,” he said. You hate to see anyone get fired. I think we should all feel like we had a hand in him getting fired.”
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Magadan would not speak to Valentine’s comments that he felt undermined by other coaches on his staff.
“If I did see that I wouldn’t say it on a radio show. That’s something left in the clubhouse,” he said "
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