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Report: Red Sox to name manager Tuesday

Posted on: November 28, 2011 8:19 pm
Edited on: November 29, 2011 11:08 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Boston managerial search
UPDATE: Scott Miller has now reported that the decision will drag on until later in the week.



The Boston Red Sox are expected to name their new manager Tuesday. Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont are the finalists, and Valentine is flying back from Japan Tuesday. The belief is that when he gets back, the Red Sox will inform both managerial candidates of their decision, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

On the other hand, Sean McAdam of CSN New England is reporting that Tuesday being decision day is "inaccurate." I guess we'll find out soon enough which person is right. Regardless, pretty much everyone has reported the search has been narrowed to Lamont and Valentine.

Lamont, 64, is currently the Tigers' third base coach, but has two managerial stints under his belt. He managed the White Sox from 1992-1995, winning the AL manager of the year in 1993 as the White Sox won the AL West. Lamont's Sox were in first again in 1994, but the season was ended without a postseason due to labor strife. He then managed the Pirates from 1997-2000, never winning more than 79 games in a season.

Valentine, 61, 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.

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heespook
Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 10:51 am
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Since: Jun 24, 2008
Posted on: November 29, 2011 12:06 am
 

Report: Red Sox to name manager Tuesday

"I am pulling for Lamont..."


Then get ready for Grady Little II because that's who Gene Lamont is.



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Report: Red Sox to name manager Tuesday

The way last season ended this team is in major need of an ass kicking to get back on track and Valentine is the man for the job.  You guys got tired of the message from Francona and started to believe this was your team, guess what you're still just employees fit in or be replaced.  Look back at his stint with the Mets to get an idea of what's coming, attitudes will change as will personnel and you as an organization will win again.




Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Report: Red Sox to name manager Tuesday

I'm pretty sure the Red Sox are in a corner and have limited options.  These are the two they have and one of them will be the coach of the Boston Red Sox. Either way whoever they decide is the last choice they could go with.  That's life and we deal with it and hope it works out for the best. 

I'm not sure the attraction for eithe candidate although Lamont may be ok.

Time will tell where this messed up Red Sox management will take us.  Apparently they have little faith in the GM or there is already a struggle going on. 



Since: May 17, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Report: Red Sox to name manager Tuesday

I'm pulling for Valentine. And Tek would never take that gig. Wouldn't mind him taking the manager's job one day, though.



Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Report: Red Sox to name manager Tuesday

I am pulling for Lamont...

I wonder if Varitek would ever consider being the Pitching Coach?


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