Bobby Valentine’s time in Boston maybe over soon as Red Sox GM Ben Cherington hinted on WEEI in Boston that he plans on making a managerial change in the offseason.
“I’d always rather get the decision right rather than rush it,” Cherington said via CBSSports.com. “But I think that what we know we need to do is hit the ground running in this offseason. One of the things, as I look back at last offseason, that didn’t go perfectly was simply the amount of time that we spent on the manager search and what that did to the rest of the offseason. I would like to spend less time on it this offseason, that’s for sure.”
The Red Sox season finale is Wednesday against the Yankees.
Valentine’s first season with the Red Sox was disastrous He posted a 69-87 record while his veteran players rebelled against him.
GM Cherington even hinted that he’s talked to ownership about a new direction.
“I’ve had a chance to talk with ownership at length about where we are, what’s happening and how we got here, why some mistakes were made and how we can go about a better job of avoiding those mistakes,”