Bobby V to Boston?

It makes perfect sense. Valentine and the Red Sox. Bobby’s got the swagger and smarts to supercharge an already highly charged Sox fanbase.

It’s brilliant really - he would go toe to toe with the Yankees and re-energize that slumping rivalry.

My slurs Sunday ended on a down note with the Jets getting smoked but watching hilights of the Tigers dominating the yanks was a great antidote to an NFL loss

11 Responses to “Bobby V to Boston?”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Sounds like a “Match made in Heaven” to me, although if Theo stays there might be some type of power struggle between them.

    It probably would me a good match and I am sure Valentine would be up to the challange.

    I am willing to bet he is in the mix and will get interviewed

  2. USMF Says:

    Not really sure that I’d take any mgr rumor seriously right now…Anytime there is a managerial opening there is going to be a list of ex-managerial names and “up and coming bench coaches” thrown out as potential replacements. The Sports media needs to come up with something so the go to their magical list and start with the names at the top and start their way down. the day Francona “retired” he was already rumored to go to Chicago.

    Bobby V, because of his colorful personality and that he’s on TV all the time is going to be the 1st guy on the rumor list for any job. He was even rumored to be a GM candidate for the Mets last year!

    But I’ve even heard Joe Torre’s name thrown in to the mix…But way the hell would Boston want Torre?

    If it wasn’t for the fact that the Sox have preferred the low key, low profile type managers, I’m pretty sure Backman’s name would be tossed around a lot too…and I’m sure it’ll happen anyways soon enough.

  3. BlondiesJake Says:

    USMF, what should the Sports media do? Should they just wait until somebody is hired and then report? Isn’t it fair for them to look at candidates and evaluate them? How about asking the current club about each of the potential hires? Exactly what should happen in this situation?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Red Sox go with a higher profile, more aggressive manager as Francona’s low key, low profile approach was no longer working with that clubhouse. I don’t see them hiring Wally (and I hope that’s the case as well because I eventually want him managing the Mets) but that’s just my completely unsubstantiated opinion.

  4. BrooklynBill Says:

    Day 3 of “Jose Reyes Month”. So far, so good.

  5. BrooklynBill Says:

    I guess we’ve all tapped Tejada as the new SS should Reyes leave.

    What about a guy like JJ Hardy? He’s a FA. .269/.310 not great but, he did have 27 2Bs, 30 HRs, and 80 RBIs and on a team that lacks pop, signing him and keeping Tejada at 2B may be a nice move. He’s probably consistently never going to be better than a .275/.320 guy who can hit 20+ HRs but, he’s probably not going to come in the $15MM-20MM range either.

    btw - before IM & others going nuts: Hardy was .491 SLG & .801 OPS, Reyes was .493/.877

    This team can’t lock up some much $$ in one stats obsessed player…not given our pitching woes and the fact that the pesky Nats are going to be better next year (at least, on paper they should be).

  6. USMF Says:

    B-Jake…it would be best if they waited until there was something to report instead of making up a story biased on nothing but speculation…what’s worse is that a writer/on air personality may do a story that is presented as pure speculation, but then someone else will pick up only a piece of the story and run that as a rumor or truth.

    Sadly, I don’t hold it against the media that much…you have hours of TV/Radio time you need to fill and papers that need being sold…if people are buying it, then they are doing their jobs.

    It’s up to us as the readers to know when a sports media personality is full of sh!t or is reporting on something real…we also have to be aware that the person giving the story may not have the facts correct. There are several ways any story can be presented, it’s the way that best sells is usually the way it’s presented.

    How can Fox News and MSNBC report on the same story but have two completely different conclusions to what happened? They present the facts and add opinion that best sells to their viewers. Who’s right? I won’t argue politics, but I find I can only take little bits of both of their BS before I have to change the channel.

    It’s up to us to filter out the BS…

    You have to use the same filter with Blogs…most guys who right blogs have nothing but speculation to go on and nothing keeping them honest. (that’s why I like BMF, it’s usually more about reacting to what’s going on and the emotions involved instead of regurgitating the same story that’s being run 50 other places.) Scary thing is…many bloggers don’t make money from blogs, so they end up doing it for the attention, irregardless if it’s positive or negative…(same thing goes for people who post comments on blogs, I’d be lying if I didn’t include myself in some way in that group)

    Remember…when it comes to the news, be it on TV, Internet or print…(sports, political or topical)…we are the product being sold to the advertisers…we are not the consumers.

  7. BlondiesJake Says:

    USMF, since much of what goes on during the offseason is speculation and conjecture, if nobody wrote or spoke anything until deals were signed or trades were made, we’d have a really boring offseason. Personally, I like the discussions but understand that it can’t be taken as fact. Of course, if you tune in to Fatcessa, you would know for sure what wouldn’t happen!

  8. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Alot of reports say he is NOT in the running!

  9. BrooklynBill Says:

    Is this a Red Sox blog now?

    Do they even still have any fans, I thought they all jumped off a bridge by now.

    Unless they want to trade us Ellsbury, who the heck cares what Henry & Epstein do…

  10. John In Athens Says:

    The Sox need Bobby V. more than Bobby V. needs the Sox!

  11. Met_Maven Says:

    Francona to the Mets. He’s available, brought the Red Sox out of their “curse” maybe he can do the same for the Mets! C’mon guys! Gotta at least make the Mets some part of this Red Sox talk!

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