By Courtney Swift 10-5-2012
Bobby Valentine has been relieved of his managerial duties with the Red Sox. After a disappointing regular season, the Red Sox finished with a 69-93 record, the worst in franchise history since 1965. Boston finished in last place in the American League East for the first time since 1992. They missed the playoffs for the third year in a row.
The Sox began 4-10 this season and didn’t break .500 until June. The club played the end of its season with many players who started the year in Triple-A. Boston lost eight games in a row to end the season, 12 of 13, and 26 of 33. Valentine had one year left on his contract.
Gordon Edes i reporting that Toronto Blue Jays manager Jon Farrell is at the top of Boston’s managerial wish list. Farrell is currently under contract with the Blue Jays. Some other possible candidates include Mike Maddux, Texas’ pitching coach, Sandy Alomar Jr., Cleveland’s interim manager and Dave Martinez, Tampa Bay’s bench coach. Red Sox general manager, Ben Cherington plans to lead the search for Valentine’s replacement.