Found December 08, 2011 on Boston Herald Sports:
DALLAS - Upon receiving a phone call this week from new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, Josh Beckett aired out...

Boston's Valentine: 'I hate the Yankees'

It may not take long into the season for new Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine to incur the wrath of the city's rabid fan base. Valentine, though, scored some major points with Boston fans on Wednesday when the subject of the rival New York Yankees came up during a sit-down session with the media. "I hate the Yankees," Valentine said. "I don't want to...

Bobby Valentine Talks Yankees...Sorta

As if the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry needed any life injected into it, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine has wasted no time letting everyone now where he stands. When asked to discuss the rivalry at the winter meetings this week, Valentine replied:“No, I hate the Yankees. I don’t want to waste this valuable time talking about the Yankees. This is too valuable,”While the two...

Bobby Valentine: “I hate the Yankees”

Bobby Valentine shares something in common with Red Sox fans I have only a few requests from the manager of the Boston Red Sox: 1.) Manage the team on the field and off the field and help put them in a position to make the playoffs and succeed. This is a lot easier than you might think because the American League is a lot easier to manage in. Just don’t make too many stupid moves...

Valentine on Contacting Players

2011 Winter Meetings-- New Boston Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine updates us on how discussions with players have been going (some easy, some not so easy.) He has reached out to most, but still has a few big ones to get ahold of. More inside.

Valentine on Coaching Staff

2011 Winter Meetings-- As new skipper of the Boston Red Sox, one of the items atop Bobby Valentine's To-Do list is getting his coaching staff in order. He confirms three members of last year's staff will be returning, while updating us on the search process...

Daniel Bard's Ability to Start, Close Makes Him One of Bobby Valentine's Most Prized Pitchers

DALLAS - One of the big questions surrounding the Red Sox' offseason is whether Daniel Bard will pitch as a starter or a reliever next year. Bobby Valentine, the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, thinks he knows what the pitcher's preference would be after speaking with Bard on Monday. "I believe, in his heart of hearts, that he has a starter's kind of dream out...

Why Won't Carl Crawford Take Bobby Valentine's Calls?

Bobby Valentine has called Carl Crawford several times.  Bobby V. has left messages on Crawford's phone and has even texted him.  In each case there was no answer or follow-up.  Valentine has been trying to set up a meeting with Crawford while he is in Texas for the Winter Meetings since Crawford lives in Houston. "I really wanted to have my voice be the first communication...

Francona to replace Valentine as ESPN analyst

  The end of a crazy turn of events came today, and some might say that things have come full circle. Terry Francona, the former Red Sox manager, agreed to take a job as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, a post that was previously held by current Sox manager Bobby Valentine. Francona will make his ESPN debut tonight from Dallas, where he will cover the annual winter...

Valentine quickly making the rounds

DALLAS - For a while, anyway, Bobby Valentine will be the story.

ESPN Replaces Valentine with Terry Francona

ESPN has hired Terry Francona as an analyst. He replaces Bobby Valentine, who just became his replacement as Red Sox manager.Both moves are great news for both guys, but I really hope the movie it already sounds like never gets made.

Red Sox Notes: Nakajima, Arnsberg, Cherington

Aside from David Ortiz accepting arbitration, the Red Sox had an uneventful Winter Meetings, though the offseason is still young.  The latest: An executive who knows Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says he's very high on Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  Sherman's source expects Nakajima to reject the Yankees' attempts...

Terry Francona Jokes That He'll 'Rip' Bobby Valentine as Analyst, Both Admit Switching Jobs Is 'Weird' (Video)

Terry Francona and Bobby Valentine sat side by side at the winter meetings in Dallas and discussed what it's like to essentially trade jobs. Weird? Of course. The two admit that. But they also shared some laughs, and there never really seemed to be any awkwardness. Francona, now an ESPN analyst, and Valentine, new Red Sox manager, sat down with ESPN's Karl Ravech to talk...

David Ortiz accepts arbitration

David Ortiz and new Manager Bobby Valentine chat it up down in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo) If you're a Red Sox fan this is good news. Since storming onto the scene in 2003 Big Papi has been the face of the Red Sox, and has been one of the cornerstones to Boston's success over the past decade. Some wondered if his time was up, and in 2008 and 2009 he was plagued with...

Tito and Bobby V on Baseball Tonight

Did you happen to catch Baseball Tonight last night on ESPN?  If you didn't, this is what you missed. Former Sox skipper Terry Francona was on Baseball Tonight with his new job at ESPN and former ESPN guy Bobby Valentine was on for his new job as Red Sox skipper.  The first comment was from Tito that the word to describe it was "Irony."  I actually thought it was...
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