Bobby Valentine Officially Introduced As New Manager Of Boston Red Sox

Bobby Valentine was officially introduced as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday evening at Fenway Park. Valentine has a 1,117-1,072 record in 15 seasons as a manager with the Texas Rangers and New York Mets.

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With Boston Red Sox' Manager Search Over, Team Building Begins

The Red Sox have their manager in Bobby Valentine. Now they need to give him players to work with. Will David Ortiz be back? Can the pitching be fixed? And is help needed in right field or behind the plate?

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Ben Cherington: 'We Found The Right Person' In Bobby Valentine

Ben Cherington and the Boston Red Sox have found their guy in new manager Bobby Valentine. Cherington told the media exactly that during Valentine's introductory press conference at Fenway Park on Thursday evening.

"In the end, I'm very confident that we did find the right person in Bobby Valentine,'' said Cherington, who was introduced as Theo Epstein's replacement on October 25. "When I started this process, I said that we were looking for someone who cared about players, who had a strong voice, who was willing to have difficult conversations with players, who could collaborate with the front office and ownership, who could make strong arguments at the right time, someone who was open-minded, and someone who wants to win.

"Based on those criteria, I feel very strongly that we found the right person in Bobby Valentine. He's a native New Englander, he's spent over 40 years in the game, he's managed for parts of 15 seasons in the big leagues, he's been to a World Series as a manager [with the 2000 Mets], he won a title in Japan. He has enormous baseball intellect, he is creative, he is open-minded, and he badly wants to win. I really look forward to working with him as we face the challenges that we have this offseason. He's the right person to lead us into 2012 and beyond.'' (via Boston Globe)

Valentine, who has 15 years of managerial experience between the Texas Rangers and New York Mets, was extremely grateful and appreciative of the job. Valentine added that he understood the difficult process of selecting a manager.

"I understand how difficult this was for the organization because of the outstanding candidates involved in process,'' Valentine said. "I understand the rich tradition of baseball in this city, of sports in this community. I understand the great rivalries this team has. And I understand the great talent that has been assembled here."

Valentine has a career managerial record of 1,117-1,072. He will wear No. 25 in the dugout.

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit our team page and blog, Over The Monster.

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Bobby Valentine On Being Named Red Sox Manager: 'This Day Is A Special Day'

New Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine struck a very appreciative tone during his introductory press conference today. Valentine said:

"This day is a special day. It's more than a special day,'' the 61-year-old added. ""It's the beginning of a life that I think extend beyond anything I ever thought of doing. The talent level, and the players that we have, and this organization, is a gift to anyone. I'm the receiver of that gift." (via Boston.com)

Valentine seemed humbled by the experience as he was being introduced. He made sure to mention that he was "honored" to become the 45th manager in the Red Sox's storied history. Valentine also gave a nod to the passionate Boston sports fans in his introductory remarks.

The former ESPN analyst also sounded energized to be back managing a major league team for the first time since 2002. In 15 years as an MLB manager for the Rangers and Mets, Valentine posted a record of 1,117-1,072.

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit our team page and blog, Over The Monster.

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Bobby Valentine Officially Introduced As Boston Red Sox Manager

Bobby Valentine was officially introduced as the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox at an introductory press conference on Thursday night at Fenway Park. Valentine was introduced by new general manager Ben Cherington before making his opening statement and answering questions for the media.

"In the end, I'm very confident that we found the right person in Bobby Valentine," said Cherington. In his opening statement to the media, Valentine said, "Well I am honored. I'm humbled and I'm pretty damn excited."

Valentine has been serving as an ESPN baseball analyst and has 15 years of major league managerial experience, spending time at the helm of the Texas Rangers and the New York Mets. Valentine has a 1,117-1,072 career record. In addition, Valentine managed the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan in 1995 and again from 2004 through 2009, winning a title in 2005.

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit our team page and blog, Over The Monster.

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Bobby Valentine, Boston Red Sox Reportedly Agree To Terms

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with new manager Bobby Valentine, according to an Associated Press report. The terms of the deal have not yet been learned.

Valentine, who has compiled a 1,117-1,072 record during parts of 15 seasons managing the Texas Rangers and New York Metstold reporters last week that he believes his experience is an asset.

"One thing you can't teach is experience," Valentine told Boston reporters last week. "I've had bad experiences that I hope I learn from and I've had good experiences that I hope I've learned from.

"Some of those bad experiences, I think I caused. Some of them were caused by the surroundings. Some of the good experiences I had, I had something to do with them. And some of them, I was just happy to go along for the ride.

"I hope like hell I've learned from whatever experiences I've had."

For more Red Sox coverage, visit our team page, or our blog Over the Monster

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Bobby Valentine Is The Right Fit To Manage The Boston Red Sox

It took nearly two months, but the Boston Red Sox have finally settled on a new manager, and it's Bobby Valentine. Many have mixed emotions on Bobby V., but Jared Stegall believes that he is the right hire for this Red Sox team.

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Bobby Valentine Will Reportedly Be Hired By Boston Red Sox

Bobby Valentine will reportedly be the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday night citing an industry source. Valentine has a career 1,117-1,072 record in 15 seasons as a manager.

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Red Sox Manager Search: Comparing (And Lamenting) Bobby Valentine And Gene Lamont

The Red Sox are down to just two candidates in their search for a new manager. How do the two stack up, and can we please get some more options?

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