Latest On Boston’s Managerial Search

The Red Sox's search for Terry Francona's replacement is drawing to a close, though yesterday we heard that the team won't make a final decision over the weekend. They don't plan on conducting any further interviews. Here's the latest on Boston's managerial search…

  • The team is expected to announce Valentine or Lamont as its next manager within the next week, a major league source told Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com.
  • The search is down to two finalists according to John Tomase of The Boston Herald: Bobby Valentine and Tigers' third base coach Gene Lamont. Blue Jays' first base coach Torey Lovullo is out of the running.


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Leonard Washington
3 years 9 months ago

JUST PICK SOMEONE!!!!!!!!!!!

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

What is this “Decision 2011″?? 

LiveFastCyYoung
3 years 9 months ago

Please, for the love of god, take Lamont! As compensation, we’ll give you Brandon Inge too.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

woops

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

why does everyone hate on geno?

3 years 9 months ago

Brendan, have you not watched the past 5 years? Lamont has cost us at least 30 games during that span (probably even more) with his 3rd base coaching. 2 playoff apperances and possibly a WS appearance. Not to mention that him and Leyland combine to be one of the worst descsion making duo in the league.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

quick question…who’s brendan? cuz it aint me. secondly, i just enjoy laughing at him coaching third and jumping around. i know hes a terrible coach, but damn is he entertaining. 

3 years 9 months ago

crap my bad, lol forgot to take that part out. Was just arguing with some tool named Brendan an our ago about Lamont. 

Stonehands
3 years 9 months ago

Lucchino and Cherington are retarded, GET DAVE MARTINEZ ON THE PHONE

Chiburgh
3 years 9 months ago

I’m surprised Martinez didn’t get more opportunity this off-season.
 

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

So flip a coin and end this boring, ongoing, poor excuse for publicity. Cardinals and the Cubs have both found a manager in a fraction of the time.  

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

 so?

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

exactly

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

So.. I feel like we are waiting to see who is going to become the next president of the US. It will be nice when its all over and they hire someone. Im sure ESPN will stop reporting whatever they are reporting to show a press conference and talk on this for the entire week too.

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

The only reason people are even talking about it is because there’s nothing else going on to talk about right now.  If this stretches into the winter meetings you wont hear a word about it until they hire someone.

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

It just happened with the Orioles too, but the big news is the awful new CBA.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Minor league moves are more entertaining than this right now..

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

I agree, but those really aren’t even happening right now.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

I was reading this article and half way through I found myself looking out my window watching my neighbors dog taking a crap.. thats how entertaining this is.

ok Im done now.

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Did Lamont throw up a stop sign?

3 years 9 months ago

This is interesting… Given that I’m an avid Sox fan who follows the team religiously and I find this a boring sad and poor excuse for publicity, just think of what your average sports-conscious person out there thinks. I agree. Get this done and sign Mo Vaughn

3 years 9 months ago

speaking of which… how the hell did Vaughn steal 11 bases in 1995 haha? Was Johnny Damon catching or something?

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

Just get this over with and send Buchholz to the jays :)

QCCubsPerspective
3 years 9 months ago

Yeah, when they have problems figuring out compensation for Epstein? You know they still gotta do that.

3 years 9 months ago

If Lucchino wants a “yes” man, it’s Lamont. If he’ll tolerate someone with “stones,” it’ll be Valentine. After seeing what happened to this team in Sept and the lack of discipline shown by some of the players, I’m going with Valentine.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

I’m not sure how a yes man plays into the equation of a manager.

commenter3346
3 years 9 months ago

If they want someone to listen to management & baseball operations (i.e., line up cards & such), then they want a yes man (which Francona was). 

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

As opposed to all of their managers with guts, Francona won not one, but two world series. Maybe the yes man managers fit in better with the Red Sox.

gradylittle
3 years 9 months ago

Well, just look at that. In the beginning of all this, these two guys (Lamont and Valentine) were probably my least favorite of all the candidates and, to me, the least likely to get hired. Now, they’re the final two and they’re both, still, my least favorite.

mmwatkin
3 years 9 months ago

Anything to get Lamont away from being the Tigers 3rd base coach. He would hold guys up and they would run through the stop sign and score without a slide. Then he would send Victor Martinez hobbling home to be thrown out by 5 steps.

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

But Victor got creative. He learned to dance past Kurt Suzuki.

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Looks like this website has changed their thread format.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

I wonder if Lamont gets the job, would Leyland at least offer a spot on his staff to La Russa like the rumors said

JacksTigers
3 years 9 months ago

La Russa as a bench coach would be kind of awesome but if he had any plans of even contemplating being on a coaching staff, it would be as manager.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

Didn’t say hed take it but i wonder if the offer would be on the table

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Wait a minute.. LaRussa is the 3rd most winning-est manager in history, coaches in the Bigs for 33 seasons, wins 3 World Series (including last year) and retires just to come back out of retirement to be a bench coach in Detroit? Do you understand how crazy that sounds?

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

Almost as crazy as someone reading what the hell I wrote. I wrote that I wonder if Leyland would OFFER him the job, I didn’t say a damn thing about him taking it or coming out of retirement. People, READ BEFORE YOU TYPE!!!

Kitfisto007
3 years 9 months ago

You’re crazy. La Russa would never agree to be a Red Lobster busboy.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

Does anyone on here know how to read? I said I was curious to see if he would OFFER him the job! READ BEFORE YOU TYPE PEOPLE!

Kitfisto007
3 years 9 months ago

Hmmm. Maybe you too should read before you type.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

I wouldn’t have to type if people would READ BEFORE THEY TYPE!

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

I believe that lat one was a joke….

Shawn from New Hampshire
3 years 9 months ago

Maybe Belichick wants a summer job

dc21892
3 years 9 months ago

Guess we have to start getting used to Bobby V. for the next couple years. It’s inevitable.

3 years 9 months ago

When Bobby V. was first mentioned, my reaction was totally negative. As in NOOOOOO! Then there was the parade of candidates, all of whom were far less known than Valentine. Now, with Valentine and Lamont the only survivors of the sluggish interview process, and after all that’s be written about “yes” men and non-yes men, and with all that we have witnessed about Lucchino’s penchant for meddling (Henry, too), I’m beginning to think that Valentine may just be the man for the job, compared to Lamont. Valentine’s ego and arrogance could very well be what the Red Sox and the owners need for a few years of re-establishing “Law & Order” in the clubhouse and bull pen and on the team.
But, my over-all wish is for a decision to be made quickly and then let’s get on with all the tasks on Cherington’s “List of things to do.” That is providing the three new owners leave Cherington alone to accomplish said tasks. Right!

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

New owners?  They’ve been here for a decade.

3 years 9 months ago

Take Bobby V so I don’t have to listen to his rage and nonsense on Sunday Night Baseball.

Bring back Jon Miller while you’re at it…

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

“Take Bobby V so I don’t have to listen to his rage and nonsense on Sunday Night Baseball.”

LOL. If there was a king of nonsense, it was Joe Morgan and his constant harping about his one time ‘Big dead machine” memories. Thank goodness the good folks at ESPN finally canned him a few years too late however.

The worst announcer, even worse than Morgan? “Humble” Howard Cosell.. Now THERE was an atrocious announcer for the major networks.

3 years 9 months ago

I hated Joe Morgan too and was happy to see him go, but sad to see Miller go with him.

Can’t stand Tim McCarver either.

I’ve only heard Cosell’s recordings, mainly of the “Bronx is Burning” from the 70′ something world series. I think he passed away a few years after I was born

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Think it was at the old Rangers Arlington stadium where Cosell got his most famous rebuke from fans one time. it might be on Internet somewhere when ABC left an open Mic on somewhere, A fan found it and millions of fans heard” Howard? Howard? Are you there? All of Texas hates you!”

It was glorious and one of the few times Cosell was at a loss for words in his long career. The guy who would cling to, say boxers like Ali, spin them every way they could, then discard them like the rubbish.

This is not a boxing board, but When Kenny Norton tore Ali to pieces, broke his jaw in early ’73, you would have thought Ali had that fight in the bank the entire way from listening to Cosell.

3 years 9 months ago

Valentine didn’t run the Mets into the ground. You can blame the demise on their GM. Some of his trades in the last two seasons Valentine served the Mets were atrocious. Worst GM of that NL era. The worst AL GM of that era was the Tigers Randy Smith.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 9 months ago

My guess is Lamont just because hes been in the dugout for the last few years while Valentine’s been behind a desk.

bostiguy
3 years 9 months ago

Clearly the Sox would prefer to have Farrell. Think they’ll sign the new manager to just a two year deal to coincide with the terms of Farrell’s contract?

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

I think it’s a definite possibility.

bostiguy
3 years 9 months ago

Clearly the Sox would prefer to have Farrell. Think they’ll sign the new manager to just a two year deal to coincide with the terms of Farrell’s contract?

3 years 9 months ago

Lamont is the lesser of 2 evils here.  It’s clear whoever is hired this wave is only going to be holding this job until a better candidate becomes available.  The managerial options this offseason have been underwhelming at best.

Cyyoung
3 years 9 months ago

I guess nobody here listened to Bobby V on radio in the WS. Sox make a big mistake not getting this guy. He was ahead of every move LaRussa did, and questioned the bad ones that he made, 2nd game of WS, when he pulled out the closer. This guy knows his Baseball.

MaineSox
3 years 9 months ago

Jerry Remy does that every day during Sox games, maybe they should just make him manager. (I’d prefer it over Valentine actually)

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

if that means more eckersley in the booth, i accept