Re: WOW! PEDY tears BV a new one! I blame today's loss on V!
posted at 4/16/2012 7:04 PM EDT
In Response to Re: WOW! PEDY tears BV a new one! I blame today's loss on V!
[QUOTE]In Response to WOW! PEDY tears BV a new one! I blame today's loss on V! : I'm not sure how to take this, or Valentine anymore. I was all for supporting the guy in place of Tito for reasons that don't need reiterating but after listening to a "post game Q & A" yesterday its clear Bobby isn't as bright as some think. He stumbled through, not knowing how to respond to the very few questions asked to the point the media decided to cut things short.
This never happened with Tito, who not only answered questions pretty well but never had "dead silence' in between statements from the media. Valentine may be out of his league in Boston folks.
Posted by craze4sox[/QUOTE]Bad combination in Bobby Valentine. I got why the RS parted with Francona after the way 2011 ended.
But I have never understood this hire which clearly appears to have been championed by Larry Luccino. I am a big fan of what LL has accomplished in Boston but this was a head scratcher.
Bobby isn't really in sync with the core philosophy of FO, he likes to force action with his moves as opposed to letting the percentages work. If the RS weren't going to change direction in the FO (Cherington is not a major change), you end up with a team built to perform one way and manager who wishes to play the game another way. This was no secret as Bobby had plenty of chances to opine as a ESPN analyst.
Bobby loves to talk off the cuff rather than measure his words, bad combination in Boston, being a blabber mouth who speaks and then thinks about what he just said.
Bobby puts himself before organization and anybody else. While far from a world ender, what a bad choice it was to take a weekly gig on Michael Kay's radio show.
While the air needed to be cleared in the room after the "Collapse" I just don't see what Bobby V who had been out of MLB for almost a decade brought to the table.
Then again when Epstein wanted to walk after the 2005 season Larry wanted to hire Jim Bowden, who was a major train wreck with the Nationals.