Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Bobby Valentine will be named the 45th Manager in Red Sox History Wednesday
First, the Red Sox were going to hire someone from their first wave of interviews. Then the Cubs hired Dale Sveum and all of a sudden the Red Sox went back and started over, expanding their search. Then we heard reports that a manager would be named Tuesday, only to find out that would be delayed until later in the week. Tuesday, the saga took another turn.
Karl Ravech of ESPN -- the studio host of Baseball Tonight, not a reporter, mind you -- tweeted that Gene Lamont has been eliminated from contention for the manager job. That would leave only Bobby Valentine as a candidate, meaning he would be hired. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has now reported that Valentine is the choice over Lamont "but that could change."
On the other hand ....
Lamont hasn't been notified of anything, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. And Alex Speier of WEEI.com has a team source that says reports indicating Lamont is out are "not true." And Cafardo noted there haven't been any contract negotiations between Valentine and the Red Sox.
The Red Sox finally the came to the conclusion on Bobby Valentine as 45th Manager in Red Sox History...as Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston Reported on Twitter..