Bobby Valentine is going to be fired by the Red Sox any day now, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to one of the greatest 1-year coaching disasters in recent baseball history.
[UPDATE: Valentine has been fired, the Red Sox announced on October 4th at 12:50 pm.]
The Red Sox went from missing the postseason on the final day of the 2011 season, to hiring Valentine, to being horrendous, to blowing up their team, to finishing in last place in the AL East, behind the lowly Toronto Blue Jays.
When the biggest stories of the year involve banning alcohol in the clubhouse, combative radio interviews, players-only meetings and a text message setting off a mutiny, you know it has been a disaster.
Teams that had more wins than Boston this year: the Pittsburgh Pirates (by a large margin), Seattle (ha!), the Mets (really) and Kansas City (!).
Since they’ve gutted all the toxic headcases from the clubhouse, they’ll bring back Terry Francona, right?
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