In a move that will be seen as anticlimactic at this point, Red Sox upper management intends to remove Bobby Valentine as manager soon after the season ends, people familiar with the situation say.Why wait?
The belief is Valentine's ouster will come either Thursday or Friday, though that isn't known. Some people believe the Red Sox will give Valentine the courtesy of a meeting, but several people said they don't believe there's any chance he would be able to change their minds, assuming he'd want to. ...
Valentine raised eyebrows internally with interesting comments throughout the season, and on Wednesday he provided more of the same during his regular spot on WEEI, answering negatively when asked whether all his coaches had been loyal to him this season. ...
A source said Valentine has believed that bench coach Tim Bogar, in particular, has been working against him.
October 3, 2012
Heyman: Red Sox Expected To Fire Valentine Thursday or Friday
Jon Heyman, CBS Sports:
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