So there has been rumor upon rumor that Bobby Valentine could lose his job any day now. But then John Henry comes out with a vote of confidence in Valentine today saying that they won’t be making a manager change. Now I don’t know that I entirely believe Henry but it is looking more and more like Valentine will finish the season. My question to that is, why wait? The guy hasn’t done anything spectacular with this team; he isn’t the long term solution and the simple truth is that he shouldn’t have been hired in the first place. However, there is one benefit to waiting because then the Sox can clear house of all their coaches, although I don’t think this will happen. Clearing house is the best thing that could happen to this team, so the group of players, which is likely to stay together due to contractual reasons, doesn’t know a single coach when they show up to Spring Training. These guys need to be as uncomfortable as possible. End of story. So who knows what will happen in the coming days, weeks and months but it is best that Bobby just sail into the sunset now and go make some wrap sandwiches at his restaurant.
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