Re: Bobby Valentine smells a rat in clubhouse-Who do you think was the snitch?
posted at 8/3/2012 1:34 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Bobby Valentine smells a rat in clubhouse-Who do you think was the snitch?
[QUOTE]Once LL decided on BV, got rid of Tito because the going was finally getting tough for the Sox, and kept the old Tito coaches, LL's integrity dropped a lot.
Posted by dannycater[/QUOTE]
This was the MAJOR screw up in my opinion, not necessarily that Bobby V. replaced Tito, but how it happened.
I liked Tito and would rather have him as manager. If he thought he could get things back on track in the clubhouse, I think he earned that chance. But if Larry -- putting in him as team president -- thought that a new voice was needed in the clubhouse, fine, I can understand that.
And Larry's been around and if he thought Bobby V. really was the right guy for the situation, fine. So instead of the interview charade they had, Larry and Ben and ownership should have sat down, discussed and moved forward with one voice. Or they could have had the interviews with Bobby V. as part of the process then got together and move forward with one voice.
But the way it was handled was stupid and inept.
As for the coaches, that was the second part of the screw-up. For the most part, they should have let Bobby V. bring in all his own coaches. If there were any coaches the Sox were high on and felt they wanted to keep around (Magadan, for example), then they should have sat down, explained why to Bobby V. and perhaps keep one or two but have Bobby V. announce it along with the coaches he was bringing in. It isn't odd for a new coach or manager to keep some of an old staff, so it would have been a big deal.
Then we wouldn't be having issues about the coaches. The handling of all that was bizzare to say the least.