Found December 01, 2011 on
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By Nick DiBattista
Sorry Jose, I'm not sold on you in that uniform
I already know that writing this article is going to bump heads with a few writers on the staff, and probably a majority of you readers—but I feel that it needs to be said. Jose Iglesias IS a bust, and his value is only going to remain this high as long as he hides in AAA, so before he comes up to the majors and ruins his trade value, the Red Sox should look to trade him. Right now, the holes are filling up one by one on the roster, so there won’t be a shortage of options the Sox could package Iglesias for. The time to move Iglesias is now, where the team could use two starting pitchers, a few arms in relief, a steadier shortstop, infield depth (particularly at third base), an option at DH, some catching depth, and a corner outfielder. Granted, players like Ryan Lavarnway can make their way to full time roles, splitting time in the catching/DH holes (provided the Sox do not resign Ortiz), but aside fro...
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BOSTON -- When news broke of Bobby Valentine earning the Red Sox managerial job, one of the first perceived conflicts was how a team that heavily relies upon advanced statistics and sabermetrics would select a man believed to be more from a traditional baseball background. But on Thursday evening, Valentine addressed his plans for decision-making in Boston. "One of the exciting...
I’m not going to do what every other media outlet has done and call the hiring of the newest manager of the Boston Red Sox “Valentine’s Day”. That’s just too cheesy for my liking. I am however, going to echo Mr. Valentine’s statements during his introductory speech at Fenway Park this evening that I am [...]
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One reporter noted that this job represents the first time that Valentine had become manager of a quality team. Valentine, as he often does, did the reporter one better, noting that it's also the first...
Watch the Red Sox press conference to introduce new manager Bobby Valentine live stream here on Fenway West. The press conference from Fenway Park gets underway at 5:30 pm eastern.
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Former Red Sox ace says he doesn't think Valentine's personality will fit in Boston
The Red Sox are taking two risks by hiring Bobby Valentine, says Joe Lemire. Valentine's strong personality may backfire, and it appears the new GM did not make the final decision.
With the Associated Press reporting that Bobby Valentine has agreed to terms on a contract with the Red Sox and a press conference planned for Thursday to offically announce him as the 45th Boston manager, it feels like a good time to refresh everyone's memories about the former Mets manager.
He hasn't been out of the spotlight, thanks to his job on ESPN and the fact that...
BOSTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with Bobby Valentine on a contract that will make him the team's new manager.
BOSTON — Bobby Valentine is the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Bobby Valentine took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, promising to be hard-working, open-minded and even humble as he tries to help the franchise return to the playoffs and forget after the disappointment of this season's unprecedented September collapse. "It's more than a special day.
The Red Sox have had 45 managers. (Wikipedia's list shows 44--Cy Young's 1907 stint is left off of there. This list on redsox.com also leaves out Young. I don't know if there's controversy over this or if somebody just effed up....) Bobby Valentine is the second born in my home state of Connecticut, though it is uncertain whether he is of Martian descent. The other...
Now that they have a new manager, the Red Sox can focus on improving their roster at next week's winter meetings. Here's the latest from Boston...
Bobby Valentine was introduced as the Red Sox's new manager yesterday, and today he flew down to the Dominican Republic to meet with free agent DH David Ortiz according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. "I'...
Bobby Valentine will be the next Red Sox manager and baseball is buzzing about the consequences for the front office, Boston's players and the 61-year-old skipper himself. Here’s the latest reaction to the move:
Peter Gammons of MLB.com says GM Ben Cherington and Valentine, two smart baseball people, have what it takes to work well together and turn the 2012 Red Sox...
Watch live as the Red Sox introduce Stamford native Bobby Valentine as their new manager. Photo Credit: Getty Images