every red sox beat writer is talking up bobby valentine like every other managerial candidate is shit compared to him.
i don't get it. i haven't talked to a single red sox fan that's excited about him. a 61 year old manager that's coached in one world series in 15 years and has never won a division title? woo hoo.
In case you didn't see earlier, Heyman tweeted something to the effect of "how can the Red Sox go back now that Valentine's out of the box?"
To which the response is: easily. The fan reaction has been terrible.
I don't know what to think of him though. I have no memory of him as a manager, and my negative opinion of him is pretty much limited to his broadcasting. He's clearly got an flare about him, which I'm not really interested in given all the dramatics of September/October, but as a manager, given how little impact they have, I don't know if I ultimately care that much.
I just hope that whoever is selected is open to whatever ideas the front office has.