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BOSTON --There was an unprecedented amount of injuries. One by one, Bobby Valentine was forced to shuffle his lineup with Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Andrew Bailey, John Lackey and Will Middlebrooks sidelined by injuries for extended periods of time. Even complementary players like Cody Ross, Ryan Sweeney, Darnell McDonald and Daniel Nava spent time on the disabled list. All in all, the Red Sox assigned 27 players to the DL with 34 separate stints -- the most for a team since 1987. Valentine was forced to use 56 different players this season, the most...
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The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday that after a disappointing season, Bobby Valentine will not be returning as the team's skipper.
It is widely assumed that we should expect to see the Boston Red Sox fire Bobby Valentine as the team’s manager after one extremely disappointing season. The Red Sox just completed their second last-place finish in the last 80 years, which does not bode well for the outspoken manager who seemingly lost the faith and respect of his players months ago.Some never had any to begin...
BOSTON -- Yes, Larry Lucchino will shoulder a portion of the blame. During the managerial search last offseason, the Red Sox team president urged general manager Ben Cherington to interview Bobby Valentine for the managerial vacancy. On Thursday night, he admitted to nudging Cherington in that direction. But the final decision, Lucchino insisted, was universally agreed upon. "...
The Bobby Valentine Era ended in Boston after one glorious dumpster fire of a season, where the Red Sox lost 95 games, their most since 1965. Bobby V was fired by the team after the season faster than you can say Yastrzemski. It's sad to see Bobby V leave the Red Sox after a season that was low on wins, but high on schadenfreude. Valentine went down with the grace and aplomb...
The tumultuous one-year tenure of Bobby Valentine in Boston is over. The Red Sox were awful under the polarizing manager, and the 2012 season was...
Our long standing New England nightmare is over. Wait, you mean Bobby Valentine hasn't been fired as of 9:55 a.m.? Okay then.
One of our long standing New England nightmares is over. The 2012 season has finally come to a close for the Boston Red Sox after the New York Yankees bent them over their knee last night and spanked the crap out of them to clinch the AL East.
Regardless of his future fate, Bobby Valentine has two regrets from the 2012 season. The first was failing to piece together Boston's bullpen quickly enough to start the season. But the second -- and most scrutinized decision -- was the Red Sox skipper's critical comments made about ex-player Kevin Youkilis in April. Before Wednesday's season-finale against the Yankees...
BOSTON -- This time around, the managerial search will be drastically different. Not just in terms of time, considering the Red Sox didn't hire Bobby Valentine until December. Given the different circumstances around the team, general manager Ben Cherington and president Larry Lucchino won't solely harp on a candidate's experience. With a roster oozing with All-Stars...
During his weekly appearance on WEEI's The Big Show, Bobby Valentine made comments about feeling undermined by members of his coaching staff on Wednesday. Obviously the media was going to bring up those comments during the manager's pregame interview. Valentine handled the questions well and refused to give the press anything they could run with. Reporters also asked Valentine...
The Red Sox and John Farrell have quite the history, so it comes at no surprise that he's rumored to replace Bobby Valentine. However, there are several other candidates up for the job as well. Boston sought a manager with a coaching style different than that of Terry Francona last offseason. This offseason the Red Sox will be looking to find a manager with a coaching style different...
Junichi Tazawa deserves a spot in the Red Sox bullpen in 2013.
Today the Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine. That was a surprise to no one as the team has it’s worst season since 1966. Valentine may have been brought in as just a flashy name and pose as damage control. Well more drama happened this season than an episode of Jersey Shore. Between the players not liking...
Bobby Valentine has become the first Major League Baseball manager to be fired after the end of the 2012 regular season, making the rumor mill churn about whom the Red Sox will target to replace him. It's no secret that Boston wants to bring back former Sox pitching coach and current Blue Jays manager John Farrell. The Sox had targeted Farrell last season, too. He knows and has...