Forget ’11 (or so Red Sox hope): Bobby V is coming (PA SportsTicker)

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AP source: Red Sox, Valentine agree to terms (The Canadian Press)

BOSTON - Players eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. If it didn't bother Bobby Valentine as a baseball lifer, it would certainly offend his sensibilities as a self-proclaimed gourmet chef.

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Report: Bobby Valentine not a favorite among Red Sox players (Yahoo! Sports)

Bobby Valentine's arrival in Boston has upset some Red Sox players, according to an ESPN.com report. That could be a good thing, right? Valentine comes with a reputation as a disciplined, no-nonsense manager who demanded public accountability during his stints with the New York...

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Bobby Valentine, clubhouse enforcer? Maybe not so much (Yahoo! Sports)

Bobby Valentine is the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, as team president Larry Lucchino reportedly pulled rank over new GM Ben Cherington to bring in someone with major-league experience in the dugout. Why the emphasis on experience? A … Continue reading ?

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Mets’ Offseason Silence is Troubling: Fan’s Take (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Listen closely. That sound you don't hear is the New York Mets' offseason. They haven't made a peep since the 2011 Major League Baseball season ended. Perhaps Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is waiting for the Winter Meetings to begin on December 5 in Dallas, Texas...

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AP source: Red Sox choose Valentine as manager (AP)

FILE - In this June 14, 2011 file photo, Houston Astros general manager Ed Wade talks to the media before a baseball game in Houston. The Astros fired Wade and team president Tal Smith on Sunday night, Nov. 27, 2011, in the first of the changes promised by new owner Jim Crane.

The Boston Red Sox have picked Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and the sides were working to complete a contract, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. An announcement could come by Thursday.


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AP source: BoSox choose Valentine as manager (The Canadian Press)

The Boston Red Sox have picked Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and the sides were working to complete a contract, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.

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Bobby Valentine hired as next Red Sox manager (Yahoo! Sports)

Looks we can finally — and thankfully — tie a bow on this one, folks. After a search that seemed like it would never end, numerous outlets are reporting that the Boston Red Sox have settled on Bobby Valentine as … Continue reading ?

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It’s no surprise the Cubs check in with Pujols (Yahoo! Sports)

A big-market team with a new president and new GM that needs a first baseman certainly ought to court Pujols.

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Adam Loewen agrees to minor league deal with Mets (AP)

Pitcher-turned-outfielder Adam Loewen has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The 27-year-old Loewen, who will attend major league spring training under Tuesday's deal, was 6 for 32 (.188) for Toronto last season with one home run and four RBIs. He hit .306 at Triple-A Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League with 46 doubles, 17 homers and 85 RBIs.

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