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Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

Posted on: November 20, 2011 6:20 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

All of a sudden, the talk of Bobby Valentine becoming the next Red Sox manager is heating up. Multiple outlets -- both local and national -- are reporting that Valentine has an interview with Boston brass Monday (Jeff Passan of Yahoo was first to report) and that if the interview goes well, Valentine will become the frontrunner to land the job. In fact, Passan reports that Valentine will meet with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington all day at the request of the ownership, and if Cherington approves Valentine will be named the manager.

Basically, it sounds like Cherington's guy was Dale Sveum and when the Cubs nabbed him, the Red Sox owners have pushed Valentine onto the new GM -- just as Scott Miller opined two days ago, when he said the Red Sox are "directionless."

The 61-year-old managed the Rangers for parts of eight seasons and then the Mets for parts of seven seasons. He won two NL wild cards and one NL pennant with the Mets and has 1,117 wins against 1,072 losses in his managerial career.

Valentine also served as a manager in Japan for several years and is currently a baseball analyst for ESPN.

He's also a very polarizing figure, as he's either a "love him" or "hate him" guy for baseball fans. You won't find many, if any, fans who are indifferent on Valentine. Thus, it seems pretty fitting these Red Sox are possibly going to hire him.

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Comments

Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:28 pm
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

How great this would be for the Red Sox to sign Valentine.  Not great for the Red Sox but great for Sunday night baseball.  We would no longer have to listen to him speak!!!!!

Then all ESPN has to do is hope Hershiser wins the bid for the Dodgers ownership and the Sunday night broadcast gets instantly better,




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:52 am
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

Partial plan Red Sox season ticket holder since 1985. Opening Day, Patriots Day and every Saturday, Sunday home game. If Cherrington proves to be Luchinno's lap dog and hires Valentine, I'm done. We split the tickets four ways and we have plenty of people in the bullpen to take my place. That would be the final straw.



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:23 am
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

BOSTON SHOULD HIRE TONY LaRUSSA . . . . . .  LOL



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:22 am
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

What a dumb and horrible choice.
Valentine is washed up and just needs to stay on TV. 



Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 10:31 am
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

when you think the red sox couldn't make things worse since the start of september.....now they're interviewing this clown.  valentine has never won his division in all his time managing in the majors.  not once.....and this is the guy you want?!?!  this is a horrible PR attempt....the red sox ownership are showing more and more that they just don't get it.




Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 8:24 am
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

Clueless in Boston. Red Sox Nation get ready to hibernate, winter is coming...


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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 7:35 am
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Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 12:39 am
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

Bobby Valentine to the Red Sox would mean I don't have to watch/listen to him on TV.  That would be the best part!



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

listening to him talk on tv was utterly painful, and i think red sox fans will be highly disappointed when he has mediocre results in boston.



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: November 20, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Valentine to interview Monday with Cherington

Hope he gets the job. He did great things with the Mets. See what the Mets have done since he left.


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