Found November 26, 2011 on Bloody Sox:
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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