Found November 29, 2011 on 213 Miles From Shea:
A lot has gone on today in the World of baseball, let's take a look:

The Red Sox hire Bobby Valentine to be their Manager
I'll miss Bobby V in the booth on ESPN. It was nice for a change having a pro Mets voice up there. For the Red Sox, right now, after a collapse, this is the type of manager they need right now. He has the ability to navigate big personalities and he has the ability deal with the media.

The Phillies signed Pat Misch
I always had high hopes for Misch with the Mets, but he never really fully made it. For the Mets, its probably good that he's not around to fall back on.

Nick Evans signs with the Pirates
See Previous Post dedicated to Evans

Royals to Sign Broxton
He would have been interesting to see in a Mets uniform, but a more reliable option would probably work better with the Mets.

Teams that seem to be in on Albert Pujols now: Cardinals, Cubs, Marlins
Teams that seem to be on Fielder: Cubs, Marlins, Mariners
Teams in on Dotel: Mets, Reds, Tigers, Cardinals

Bobby Valentine Plans Blending Sabermetrics With Baseball Experience to Make Decisions With Red Sox

BOSTON -- When news broke of Bobby Valentine earning the Red Sox managerial job, one of the first perceived conflicts was how a team that heavily relies upon advanced statistics and sabermetrics would select a man believed to be more from a traditional baseball background. But on Thursday evening, Valentine addressed his plans for decision-making in Boston. "One of the exciting...

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...

Red Sox unveil Valentine as new manager

BOSTON — Bobby Valentine is the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.

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.

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.

Red Sox introduce Valentine as manager (AP)

Bobby Valentine took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, promising to be hard-working, open-minded and even humble as he tries to help the franchise return to the playoffs and forget after the disappointment of this season's unprecedented September collapse. "It's more than a special day.

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.

Report: Bobby Valentine to be named new Red Sox manager

The Sports Xchange

Extreme measures

Like him or not, Bobby Valentine rarely fails to produce drama. In each of his managerial stops, from the Texas...

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...

Nick Evans signs with the Pirates

Nick Evans signed a minor-league deal with the Pirates, his agent told the Daily News. According to the report, though the Mets were interested in bringing Evans back, his agent said there was “extraordinary interest” in his client.

BBA Link Fest - General Impressions

Thursday's link post is back after a Thanksgiving respite. The turkey is finally gone from the fridge, but there are no turkeys among the Baseball Bloggers Alliance General Chapter. Lots of great writing is going on out there. Here is your Thursday links. Please give these folks a click and comments. Here goes! Over at the Hall of Very Good it's only fitting that they are...
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