Found November 24, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
One wonders if, had the Red Sox offered Dale Sveum a managerial post before the Cubs did, if Sveum would've returned to Fenway Park rather than taking the Chicago job.  Though Boston's list of candidates seems to be gradually decreasing, the recent inclusion of Bobby Valentine into the mix has created questions about if Valentine really is "the sudden favorite" or if it means the Red Sox are still expanding their search.  Valentine's emergence and the fact that the Sox were trying to get permission from the Blue Jays to make an offer to John Farrell would seem to hint that they're not satisfied with the current short list. Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Phillies third base coach Pete Mackanin have been dropped from consideration.  As it stands now, Boston is looking at Valentine, Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont (who will be interviewing for the second time within the next few days) and Jays first base coach (and former Red Sox Triple-A manag...

Bobby Valentine One of Baseball's Great Strategic Skippers, Would Bring Unique Managing Style to Red Sox

The Red Sox manager's position remains open, although the number of candidates seems to be dwindling a bit. One of the names that's still being discussed in conjunction with the job is Bobby Valentine, who would bring a unique managerial style to the club. The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo dropped by Red Sox Hot Stove Live to answer some questions submitted by fans. One...

Red Sox Will Name Valentine Or Lamont As Next Manager

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...

BoSox finalists: Valentine, Lamont

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 The organization has spent nearly two months looking for the successor to Terry Francona, who won two World Series titles in...

It Might Be Bobby Valentine's Day in Boston

Bobby Valentine could be back in a dugout very soon. Valentine interviewed to become manager of the Red Sox on Monday and word out of Boston is that he is the frontrunner to take over for Terry Francona. It's a bit ironic that a man forced out of Queens because the 2002 Mets quit on him would replace a man forced out of Boston by a collapse, but baseball didn't become our...

In a Related Story, He Slept on the Couch

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.

Your Mornind Dump... Where we're down to two candidates

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. It’s down to two. The long and winding Red Sox [team stats] 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...

Manager Search Down to Two

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.

Good Enough for Gene or Bobby the V

The Red Sox managerial choice is down to Gene Lamont or Bobby Valentine. The Pirates have endured 19 straight losing seasons, and only twice in that span have they reached 78 wins. Both seasons came with Lamont at the helm. Wow. Lamont almost got the Pirates to .500. That’s almost like nearly getting the Red Sox to the playoffs, which got Terry Francona fired. I have mixed feelings...

Quick Hits

Ryan Braun of the Brewers has been named National League MVP. His season was nearly identical to Jacoby Ellbury's. If both guys had won MVP while both having 30-30 seasons, I'd find myself wondering if that had ever happened before.Bobby Valentine continues to be the Man Most Likely, and today he won the Shaughnessy Primary in a big way. (Let's see how long that lasts...

Free Falling

If there's anything worse than bad publicity in professional sports, it's no publicity. The NBA will be coming online, the Patriots challenge for the top spot in local hearts and minds, and the Bruins have won 10 of 11. Meanwhile the Red Sox continue to baste in the hangover of "the Collapse".But the Sox have a chance to turn it around next week, with a triple play...

Quote of the Day

"I think maybe there was a comfort zone there that got to be too much of a comfort zone and I think that while Bobby will be very careful about how he goes about the Boston job, I think he will rattle some cages, and I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.” -Peter Gammons on Bobby Valentine as manager.
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