In what represents the worst kept secret in all of baseball, Bobby Valentine is OUT as Red Sox manager after overseeing the first 90 loss season in more than 45 years.

Bobby Valentine rode in on a white horse gorged on wraps but was unable to stem the tide of underperformance, clubhouse cancers and straight-up backwards thinking. Valentine battled with players and accused his coaches of undercutting him in his brief time as Sox manager.

His reputed in-game managing acumen took a back seat to all the off-field and/or tabloid exploits that, in a lost season, quickly became the focus in Boston. Did the time away from the game prove too long for Bobby V or was this Red Sox disaster too much for any one man to tame?

Sox GM Ben Cherington has his work cut out for him…again as he seeks a new field boss. After the way Bobby was treated and the associated junk floating around this team right now, is anybody going to want this job?

Comments (13)

  1. Interesting that the Red Sox make the announcement via Twitter.

  2. Wow Redsox ain’t fucking around eh, less than a day after the regular season

  3. Next up: after a power struggle the Sox decide to hire Ozzie Guillen once he’s fired from the Marlins. The baseball world soils itself with laughter.

    Hey, a guy can dream right?

  4. Farrell!! Farrell!!

  5. “Bobby Valentine rode in on a white horse gorged on wraps”

    Gold.

  6. Oh, BLOLston ROTFL Sox.

    Can’t wait until Bobby V gets up on his soapbox and starts dishing the dirt. Should be good.

  7. You also have to point out it wasn’t the GMs first choice – are cherington’s shackles off this time?

  8. Outside of Pedroia and Ellsbury I don’t see the Sox having much to build on. Starters are questionable in Lester and Buchholz and the bullpen is a bit of a mess.

    Why is there already some sort of assumption going around they’ll “bounce back”?

    And who wants to go there?

    • I disagree. With a full season of Bailey closing with Bard as the set up man, the bullpen can as good as any in the AL East. If Lester and Lackey bounce back the rotation has 3 legitimate front end starters with money to spend on more. The team also has all-stars at two of the three up the middle positions. I think this team has a ton to build on. Especially if they bring back Ortiz and sign Greinke or Peavy.

  9. Bobby V is a great manager….he was set up to fail…..No one is gonna want to touch this job with a 10 foot pole considering all of the prick players still on this team.

    • As long as men are paid in 7 figures to manage baseball teams, there will be no shortage of applicants.

  10. Is Jack McKeon still alive? If so: Good candidate.

  11. They keep the majority of last season’s lazy bums on THIS season’s team, hire a new manager and then expect him to turn it around in one season. Seems too me the front office needs to go right along with the ENTIRE roster that is now in the majors. Bring up the best of the AAA and AA and just start over.

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