It’s been a long, strange trip for the Boston Red Sox this season, and one of the weirdest seasons in the 100 years of Fenway Park. It was a season marked by massive trades, controversies, and of course, losing a lot of baseball games. The grand Bobby Valentine experiment is over, and is by all accounts a disaster. Hence, Bobby Valentine has been fired after a single season as the manager of the Boston Red Sox. Valentine’s 69-93 record was the team’s first losing season since 1997 and the team’s worst mark since the Sox went 62-100 mark back in 1965.
“This year’s won-loss record reflects a season of agony,” admitted Larry Lucchino, the Red Sox’s president and chief executive officer. ”It begs for changes, some of which have already transpired. More will come. We are determined to fix that which is broken and return the Red Sox to the level of success we have experienced over the past decade.”
Now, the search is on to find a new coach. Sox GM Ben Cherington will be leading the search. Rumored names include former Boston pitching coach and current Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell, bench coach Tim Bogar, and Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr.
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