Found November 26, 2011 on
At last the Red Sox long winding managerial search is almost over. After a month of searching and interviewing, the Red Sox seem to have the field narrowed to two; Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont.
While neither option is stellar, like it or not one of these two men will be managing the Red Sox win 2012, barring any major surprises. The biggest question is, who should get the job?
My opinion is that if the final two candidates are indeed Valentine and Lamont, Valentine should absolutely get the job. He impressed in his “press conference” and has much more major league managing experience than Lamont. A big plus in Valentine’s favor is that he seems much more inclined to be a stats guy, something that the Red Sox front office loves. On the other hand it is well-known that Lamont is far less a numbers guy, and more of a “hunch” guy, a lot like Grady Little.
Lamont is also older (albeit not by much) than Valentine, and never really enjoyed much success as a manager. He had two first p...
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According to a report in the Boston Herald, the long and winding Red Sox managerial search has entered its final stages, and barring a surprise, the team has whittled its list to a pair of finalists: Gene Lamont and Bobby Valentine.
The former met with Sox ownership for a second interview earlier this week and remains in the running. The latter met with ownership first and then...
The Boston Red Sox have narrowed their managerial search to two candidates -- Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont.
The team is expected to announce Valentine or Lamont as its next manager within the next week, a major league source confirmed to FOXSports.com.
The organization has spent nearly two months looking for the successor to Terry Francona, who won two World Series titles in...
Bobby Valentine has been through the interview process many times before, but going in to interview for the Red Sox' manager job made him "nervouse," he admitted. Valentine spoke with reporters about his interview, saying he was hopeful for the opportunity to manage the Red Sox and stressing the need to "motivate your team to win. Check out part two of Valentine...
I'm not having much luck confirming this, but the Twitter tells me there is a video clip of Bobby Valentine saying he loves baseball "more than his wife."For his sake, I'm hoping this is just spin, and that Mrs. Valentine signed off on the statement in advance.Give Valentine credit, he really wants the job. Personally I find that worrisome, but I've been wrong before.
Murray Chass The Jack Ass-curotsy of ******************.com
I received a link today of a post that Murray Chass (the big dumb ass) wrote about Bobby Valentine and how he can’t stand BV and BV couldn’t stand him either. Chass it seems felt it was his duty to call Larry Lucchino the Red Sox CEO, to find out how the Sox managerial search was going. I guess after screaming at his...
Valentine, Lamont candidatesTwo candidates -- Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont -- remain in the running to be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox, and a new manager will be named Tuesday, the New York Post reported.
The Boston Red Sox have yet to make an offer to presumed managerial front-runner Bobby Valentine, according to an industry source.
The Boston Red Sox have yet to make an offer to presumed managerial front-runner Bobby Valentine.
The Red Sox have narrowed the search for a manager down to two candidates; Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont. Everything points to Valentine being the front-runner and Lamont only there if a deal can't be worked out with Bobby V. Look for the final announcement to come on Monday or Tuesday.
Via Rob Neyer, Ken Levine posts a negative Bobby Valentine anecdote.
By the way, Bobby Valentine should not be confused with The Great Ballantine:
Time to catch up on the Sox after a few weeks of Two-a-Days (hope you enjoyed them). The big news right now for the Sox is the managerial search which is apparently likely to end in the next day or two.I am not a huge Bobby Valentine fan. I do not know if he is going to bring the “disciplinarian” aspect to the job and he is enough of an egomaniac that I am skeptical of him...