Meh. To me a colorful manager is about one tick more relevant, or appealing, than a colorful umpire. I thought Tito was perfect for that reason--he was smart and funny, but always in such a low-key way that you'd miss it if you weren't paying attention. It was never, ever, about him. We're going to miss that like hell, starting real soon. At least, many of us are.
The way I think this works out is if Valentine looks at this job at least in part as an opportunity to see how good/ successful an in-game manager he can really be. He's a smart baseball guy coming to work for a powerful organization with a great roster to start with and a team (at least in theory) with something to prove. "How can I get better and avoid the extracurricular stuff that brought me down in NY" and not "ok so how do I start exerting my control."
I don't like that it is something they're doing at least in part for PR/ "headlines" reasons, which feels like, post-Theo, a first step down the wrong path.
Would love to be reading this in a year or two chuckling at how dumb I was (again).
I'm serious though, I do draw the line at Mazzilli. He gets a bench coach job here and I am in full-on pout mode.