Found November 20, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
On this day in 2006, the Cubs signed Alfonso Soriano to an eight-year, $136MM deal.  In five seasons with Chicago, Soriano has a slash line of .266/.320/.498 and has averaged 129 games per year.  Here are some links for Sunday afternoon.. Bobby Valentine expects to meet with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington on Monday and could emerge as the favorite for the job if his meeting goes well, a source tells Jeff Passan of Yahoo (via Twitter). Astros owner Jim Crane is prepared to make a swift decision on the futures of president Tal Smith and GM Ed Wade, writes Steve Campbell of the Houston Chronicle. There are team executives who are furious with aspects of the new labor agreement, writes's Buster Olney.  Some believe that MLB's new draft structure hurts the league's small-market and mid-market clubs.  One GM told Olney that the changes don't solve any problems and actually make some worse. The new collective bargaining agreement will affect the Phillies...

Valentine top pick for Red Sox managerial opening – here we go again…

According to multiple reports, Bobby Valentine is the leading candidate for the Red Sox managerial vacancy. Valentine told the New York Daily News, who reported that Valentine will interview with the Sox early next week: “It’s a job that I’m interested in. Who wouldn’t be?” He also told the Daily News: “If they want to speak to me further about it, I would look forward...

Report: Red Sox, Valentine meeting on Monday

The Boston Red Sox will meet with Bobby Valentine on Monday to discuss the team's managerial vacancy. Citing a source to the former manager, initially reported the meeting as the Red Sox continue to seek a successor to Terry Francona. Valentine, 61, currently is an analyst for ESPN. He has not managed in the majors since 2002 with the New York Mets, but has managed...

Cherington, Valentine to meet

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has scheduled a meeting for today with Bobby Valentine to discuss the team’s managerial vacancy.

Looks like Valentine's Day in Boston

For Bobby Valentine, it was always going take the perfect storm of events to get another major league managing job — which is precisely what has happened in Boston, beginning with the Red Sox’s epic September collapse and the accompanying fallout that included revelations of beer drinking in the clubhouse during games, the departure of Theo Epstein as general manager and even...

Bobby V interested in Bosox job

Bobby Valentine to the Red Sox took a step closer to reality yesterday, when the former Mets’ manager said he has been in touch with the team and he would be “honored” to talk more with them about becoming their next manager.Boston whiffed on Dale Sveum, who was hired...

Bobby Valentine Not Necessarily Current Front-Runner for Red Sox Job, But He Brings Plenty to Table

In the matter of just a couple of days, Bobby Valentine went from an ESPN color commentator, to a potential favorite for the vacant Red Sox managerial job. Hall of Famer Peter Gammons spoke on NESN Daily on Friday about Valentine's credentials and his chance at getting the job, and while Gammons acknowledged that Valentine could be a good fit, he did stress that Valentine isn...

Valentine confirms he's spoken to Red Sox about opening

Bobby Valentine says he has spoken with the Boston Red Sox about their vacant managerial position.

Valentine 'honored' to talk job with Red Sox

Bobby Valentine says he has spoken with the Boston Red Sox about their vacant managerial position.

Bats: The Red Sox and Bobby Valentine: A Better Fit Than We Think?

What could Bobby Valentine do with the Red Sox? Boston's owners are curious enough to ask.

On Bobby V. and the Red Sox

So it appears that Bobby Valentine is the front runner for the Boston Red Sox managerial job. Good for him and for them. I wish them all the best. Though I don’t mean the above facetiously (I’ve been known to have a dark sense of humor sometimes but I’m not mean) I’ll be happy to [...]

Bobby Valentine goes after Boston manager job

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox said they were looking for a different voice in the clubhouse when they let Terry Francona walk after the worst September collapse in major league history. Enter Bobby Valentine.Known for his confrontational style that rubbed some of his players the wrong way and ...

Veteran skipper Bobby Valentine meets Sox brass

Bobby Valentine spent yesterday at Fenway Park and experienced the Red Sox' eight-hour managerial interview, a...

Your Morning Dump...where the managerial search continues

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. Valentine sounded tones of humility last night in his post-interview meeting with the media, insisting he would “expect,” even “hope for” input from the front office on day-to-day issues, including the...

Your Morning Dump...where Bobby V is the ownership's choice.

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. Let the Bobby V. show begin? General manager Ben Cherington will interview the colorful and often controversial Bobby Valentine for the Red Sox managerial opening today, according to a source...

Gene Lamont to have second interview with Red Sox

Tigers third-base coach Gene Lamont will have a second interview with the Red Sox about their managerial job, this time with the team's ownership. As of Monday night, there were three known candidates for the job: Lamont, Bobby Valentine and former Tiger Torey Lovullo, now a coach with Toronto.
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