Found November 30, 2011 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Whether the players, fans, or general manager like it or not, there is a 99.9 percent chance Bobby Valentine will be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. When Boston inevitably announces that it has chosen the self-proclaimed creator of the wrap sandwich as its next leader, it will be impossible for newly-hired G.M. [...]
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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...
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 — Bobby Valentine is the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.
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.
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.
For any Red Sox player who wonders what new manager Bobby Valentine is all about, former New York Mets pitcher...
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.
Bobby Valentine is set to take over the Red Sox -- and make a big impression on their rabid fans.
Like him or not, Bobby Valentine rarely fails to produce drama. In each of his managerial stops, from the Texas...
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...
Thursday's link post is back after a Thanksgiving respite. The turkey is finally gone from the fridge, but there are no turkeys among the Baseball Bloggers Alliance General Chapter. Lots of great writing is going on out there. Here is your Thursday links. Please give these folks a click and comments. Here goes!
Over at the Hall of Very Good it's only fitting that they are...