October 3, 2012

Heyman: Red Sox Expected To Fire Valentine Thursday or Friday

Jon Heyman, CBS Sports:
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.

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.
Why wait?


Maurice said...

Well, why save him the trouble of coming in?

Give him his last check (saving the postage), toss his bag at him and with any luck the door will slap his butt as he leaves.

Via con bye bye!

FenFan said...

While Valentine cannot shoulder blame for the entire debacle, he made too many obvious blunders to keep him another year as manager. The games I watched over the last month made it seem like he was just going through the motions with no motivation to win the game. He had a chance to make life difficult for his division rivals; instead, the Sox flopped.

It will be an interesting off-season, to say the least.

Jere said...

It's official, V canned.