Bobby Valentine will likely be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. An announcement about Valentine is expected Thursday.
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Neither Valentine nor the Red Sox would immediately confirm the agreement but local media, including ESPN where Valentine worked as a sports analyst, said the deal had been made.
Boston.com sports writer Nick Cafardo notes that with Bobby Valentine:
"The Sox stuck their necks out a little and thought outside the box. They are taking somewhat of a chance. They recognized that desperate times need desperate measures.
But in Valentine, they know they’re getting passion, one of the best in-game managers, and a guy who will speak his mind. Intellectually, he fits what they like."