Found December 05, 2011 on
DALLAS –– Bobby Valentine wanted to squash the rumors. As talks swirled about Bill Buckner's candidacy for hitting coach last week, the Red Sox manager didn't want to leave Dave Magadan in limbo. After speaking to Magadan and general manager Ben Cherington, Valentine moved swiftly to retain him. Just don't expect any more announcements on the rest of the coaching staff soon. "I talked to a lot of candidates, but with the certain situation here, Ben feels it's very important –– as I do –– I think we're going to take a little longer than shorter," Valentine said. "So Ben...

What To Expect from Bobby V. When It is Finally Game Time

Bobby Valentine is officially the manager of the Boston Red Sox. He has been known to have an extreme love-hate relationship with his players and his bosses. While the best Bobby V. stories undoubtedly will happen off the field, I wanted to highlight the way he runs his team on the field. Managers have very little control over most parts of the game, but there are exceptions. Here’s...

Bobby Valentine Understands DeMarlo Hale's Reason for Leaving, Optimistic About Filling Holes in Coaching Staff

Bobby Valentine has hardly had a chance to sit down since becoming manager of the Red Sox. And when he has, it's been in front of reporters. Valentine spoke before the media once again on Wednesday, and he discussed a number of issues, including the team's plans in terms of the rest of the coaching staff. The Sox need to hire a bench coach, a third-base coach and a pitching...

A First Jab From Valentine

Joe Girardi had said Bobby Valentine would add some spunk to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, and Valentine quickly proved him right.

DeMarlo Hale Sent Packing

Bobby Valentine is going to go with his own guy as bench coach meaning there is no room on the Red Sox bench for DeMarlo Hale.  Many current and former players were lobbying for Hale to be a candidate for the manager job but since he was part of the leadership when the team collapsed he was not given a shot.  Hale has already been offered a job as the AAA manager for the Orioles...

Bobby Valentine Expects Red Sox Pitching Coach to Be Named 'Quicker Rather Than Later'

Bobby Valentine has only been the Red Sox manager for five days, but he's already busy preparing for the 2012 season. Valentine is down at the MLB winter meetings in Dallas, working alongside Ben Cherington and Co. to build the best roster and the best staff before the upcoming season. He admits that everything's happening so fast, but that adrenaline will keep him going...

Valentine doesn't hold back on numerous topics

Even five minutes before new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine started his roundtable interview at the Winter Meetings, there were layers of reporters crowding the area surrounding his seat. Not long after, Valentine proved worthy of such an audience.

New Red Sox skipper Valentine hates Yankees

New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says he hates the Yankeess.

Bobby Valentine Expects Daniel Bard to Eventually Become Starter, But Unsure If It'll Happen in 2012

A lot of talk this offseason has centered around the Red Sox' closer's position. The team could look outside the organization or hand the keys over to Daniel Bard, who served as Jonathan Papelbon's set-up man in 2011. If the job isn't given to Bard, there still exists the possibility that the Sox move the 26-year-old to the starting rotation, which also has some question...

Bobby V: I hate the Yankees

Joe Girardi and Bobby Valentine exchanged pleasantries and chatted for a minute before Valentine put his arm around Girardi at the winter meetings Wednesday. “I’ve always loved you, Joe,” Valentine said. “But I hate you now.”

Focus on Bobby Valentine at winter meetings

DALLAS - Ben Cherington spent a lot of time yesterday answering questions about whether the Red Sox would make...

Good, Old Times for Valentine and Ventura

Robin Ventura now has a chance to get his sunglasses back from Bobby Valentine after Valentine's 1999 bench stunt.

Bats: Good, Old Times for Valentine and Ventura

Robin Ventura now has a chance to get his sunglasses back from Bobby Valentine after Valentine's 1999 bench stunt.

ESPN hires Francona to work Sunday TV games

DALLAS (AP) -- Terry Francona is swapping jobs with Bobby Valentine.
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