Found November 29, 2011 on
The 2011 MLB winter meetings are less than a week away and the Red Sox will likely be looking to make some moves. Still without a manager, the Sox head into the month of December with question marks. Who will play right field? Who will be the designated hitter? Which pitcher will take over John Lackey's spot in the starting rotation? If you have those questions or others, fire them over to NESN's baseball insiders and experts and they'll answer them on Red Sox Hot Stove Live on Tuesday night. Leave your questions for Jerry Remy, Peter Gammons, Nick Cafardo...

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The calendar turns to December this week, but could it soon be Valentine's Day at Fenway Park? The Red Sox continue to weigh managerial options, with the hottest name being former Mets skipper Bobby Valentine. Bobby V was in Boston last week to meet with general manager Ben Cherington, and a final decision is expected within the next week. If Valentine does not get the job, Gene...

Hail To The Chiefs

The Red Sox have had 45 managers. (Wikipedia's list shows 44--Cy Young's 1907 stint is left off of there. This list on also leaves out Young. I don't know if there's controversy over this or if somebody just effed up....) Bobby Valentine is the second born in my home state of Connecticut, though it is uncertain whether he is of Martian descent. The other...

Red Sox and Valentine agree to terms

BOSTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with Bobby Valentine on a contract that will make him the team's new manager.

For Red Sox, Life Just Got Very Interesting

Bobby Valentine is set to take over the Red Sox -- and make a big impression on their rabid fans.

New Manager Likes to Do Stuff

Bobby Valentine is going to be the new Red Sox manager, pending agreement on a contract.  I’m generally happy about this.  It’s not just that Valentine has a good record as a manager, but more that he’s got upside.  A manager like Valentine could win you a handful of games – and he’s going to try to win those games.  Most statistically-inclined clubs have opted for...

Joe Lemire: Red Sox take risk with Valentine

The Red Sox are taking two risks by hiring Bobby Valentine, says Joe Lemire. Valentine's strong personality may backfire, and it appears the new GM did not make the final decision.

The Facts and Fictions of Bobby Valentine

With the Associated Press reporting that Bobby Valentine has agreed to terms on a contract with the Red Sox and a press conference planned for Thursday to offically announce him as the 45th Boston manager, it feels like a good time to refresh everyone's memories about the former Mets manager. He hasn't been out of the spotlight, thanks to his job on ESPN and the fact that...

Bobby Valentine hired as next Red Sox manager

Looks we can finally — and thankfully — tie a bow on this one, folks. After a search that seemed like it would never end, numerous outlets are reporting that the Boston Red Sox have settled on Bobby Valentine as the team's next manager. It's Valentine's third top gig in the major leagues, but first since he was fired by the New York Mets in 2002. I'll be square...

Reports: Boston Red Sox to name Bobby Valentine new manager

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Report: Bobby Valentine to be named new Red Sox manager

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Bobby Valentine Hiring Reactions

Bobby Valentine will be the next Red Sox manager and baseball is buzzing about the consequences for the front office, Boston's players and the 61-year-old skipper himself. Here’s the latest reaction to the move: Peter Gammons of says GM Ben Cherington and Valentine, two smart baseball people, have what it takes to work well together and turn the 2012 Red Sox...

Gene, Gene, the Waiting Machine

Gene Lamont is getting a little uncomfortable wit the Red Sox situation: “I’m a little antsy, to be honest with you,’’ Lamont said yesterday. “This has kind of dragged on.’’ I wonder who is fighting for whom in the front office meetings? Maybe Lamont can go on the Gong Show while he’s waiting.
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