Bobby Valentine Fired; Do You Agree With the Call?

The Boston Red Sox fired Valentine after an unsuccessful year at Fenway Park.


The Boston Red Sox Thursday announced it has fired manager Bobby Valentine after the team experienced the worst season in decades.

In fact, the 69-93 record was the team’s worst since 1965 and the first time the team has finished last in the American League East in more than a decade.

Valentine’s one season at Fenway Park was full of losses and run-ins with players. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, followed Terry Francona, a fan favorite who was dismissed a year ago after taking the team to two World Series titles.

We want to hear from you: Do you agree with the call? Was Valentine to blame for this year's horrible record? Who or what kind of manager would you like to see at Fenway Park? 

Andrew Sylvia October 05, 2012 at 12:42 PM
I've been hearing that John Farrell, the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, is the top choice for the job. Who do you all think will be the final choice for the job?
Eileen Cushing-Craig October 05, 2012 at 12:55 PM
They fired a good chunk of the team earlier in the season! That was a step in the right direction. Hiring Jason Varitek as an advisor to Ben Cherington is another excellent move. Getting rid of Bobby V is yet another good thing. He was never the solution and I will never understand why the Sox brain trust thought he WAS the solution. Bye bye Bobby.
Anna Bucciarelli October 05, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Andrew ... why is John leaving the Blues? Or has he already left? I ask because if he was dismissed by the Blues, why would the Sox want him?
Jean-Luc Picard October 05, 2012 at 07:15 PM
It was a no-brainer. Midway through the season, it was obvious.
Andrew Sylvia October 05, 2012 at 08:18 PM
He isn't yet. The Sox think highly of him because he was a pitching coach for them before and knows all the players and knows the pressures of being in Boston. The hard part is Toronto letting him go, they have him under contract for two years, so the Red Sox would have to get permission. Full disclosure here, I covered the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2010 and a chunk of 2011. They're the Double A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, so I have sort of a soft spot for the Jays since I knew a couple of the guys who were up there this year.


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