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Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: October 5, 2011 4:03 pm
By Evan Brunell

The Terry Francona managerial search is going to be dragging on for a good while, but there's a couple of nuggets that filter out each day.

Wednesday, Sean McAdam of reports that current Boston bench coach Demarlo Hale will not be considered for the Red Sox's vacant manager position. Hale was a finalist back in 2003 when Francona won the job, and Hale also came close to netting the Toronto job, losing out to fellow Sox coach John Farrell. He's a strong managerial candidate and figures to helm a bench somewhere one day, but it won't be in Boston, as McAdam writes that the Red Sox believe a fresh start is needed.

That fresh start won't include Bobby Valentine, Joe Torre or Tony La Russa, though. The Red Sox are seeking a "younger candidate, one more agreeable to working with others than a more established, veteran manager," McAdam writes.

Sources say that among the candidates discussed, some are still involved in the postseason. That would include Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, who seems to be a popular name in the search for a new manager. Also being considered is Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, whose team was knocked out of the playoffs on Tuesday. Another candidate is Cleveland bench coach Sandy Alomar, Jr. as well as Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, although Pena is not as viable a candidate as the aforementioned three names.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:36 pm

Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:33 am

Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

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Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: October 7, 2011 5:15 pm

Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

sounds like they want another spineless clueless yes man like francona

Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:31 pm

Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

"Someone younger ... agreeable to working with others" is code for "someone who'll do what the front office tells him." Whether or not "what the front office tells him" will actually contribute to the team's success is another matter entirely.

Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2011 12:46 pm

Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

Seriously as a Yankee fan both the Rays and Yankees dodged a bullet because of all the Red Sox injuries this year in my opinion.  Still if the Red Sox had been healthy you don't know how the games would have turned out.  As for firing Francona that was the stupidest move I ever saw the Red Sox make. You don't get to the promised land for 86 years then you have a guy that takes you twice in 4 years.  How about a little loyality and understanding from the Red Sox brass.  Francona was only a couple of seasons away from Joe Cronin's win record too!  It really doesn't matter who Theo plugs in.  If the Red Sox don't cash in in 2012 he will be looking for a job too!  I totally dismiss the notion you have to "Manage" your "personalities" on the team. You need to manage the game. Francona could manage the game and the names being discussed like Valentine have a good pedigree.  Buck Showalter would be good but he's under contract.  Boston has really shot themselves in the foot now!

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:50 am

Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

bring in   lynn,evans,rice the best outfield in baseball history yeah sox all the way in 2012

Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2011 8:59 pm

The Perfect Choice

The perfect choice for Manager of the Red Sox is a former Red Sox player who helped bring a World Series championship to this storied franchise. A man who is representative of the city of Boston and all it's team, people and fans stand for. A man who was integral to the Red Sox becoming a perenial power. That man is Manny Ramirez, and as soon as they come up with steroids for the brain, and as soon as Manny's lawyers clear him of all charges, or he finishes his sentence, he should be named manager of the Boston Red Sox. There's no need to discuss anyone else...unless Carrottop is available.

Since: Sep 8, 2011
Posted on: October 6, 2011 5:31 pm

Sox won't consider Valentine, Hale

didnt they make some big moves last offseason?? wow blind eyes or pure stupidity, but they had one of the best managers in the game he won them 2 world series, hes a guy that benched Pappi. Great were going to hear a new excuse every year now. 

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