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Happy Valentine's Day

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef2, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    He gone.

    http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/_/id/8461424/boston-red-sox-fire-manager-bobby-valentine-one-season
     
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    He'd have been crushed if they hadn't fired him. He's been managing like a guy trying to get canned since the Beckett-Gonzalez trade.
     
  3. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    Do I need to get Clay Buchholz flowers and chocolates or will the more traditional beer and chicken do?
     
  4. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    To the surprise of almost no one who's paid more than two minutes' worth of attention to the major leagues this year.
     
  5. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Anyone else kind of shocked with how bad it went?
     
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What was his contract and how long and how much will they be paying him to go on TV and trash the hell out of them?

    I love that part of it.
     
  7. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    I, too, would be interested to know how much he'll be making over the next few years.
     
  8. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/redsox/2012/10/04/bobby-valentine-fired-boston-red-sox-major-league-baseball/1613291/

    Chump change for 'em.
     
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    As already posted, one year, $2.5 million.

    Now does Valentine go back to ESPN until he finds a landing spot? And how do they not pair him with Francona to discuss the chaos on Yawkey Way?
     
  10. workerB12

    workerB12 Member

    I feel like he would make more sense for a small market team that can't find it's way into the headlines.
     
  11. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    He's done as a manager.

    This season is not entirely his fault, as he was dealing with a clubhouse of petulant millionaires, but his bizarre behavior didn't win him any favors.

    Bobby's main problem is that Bobby, at least outwardly, acts like Bobby is the smartest guy Bobby's ever known.

    Again, the guy is not 100 percent to blame. Club Fenway tuned him out early, and he was given a crap roster (especially in the final month).
     
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    wicked beat me to it. But I agree, he's definitely filled out his last major league lineup card.
     
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