The Red Sox, having stayed in house with Ben Cherington as GM, are now apparently on the verge of signing Bobby Valentine to manage the team in 2012.
That would make management 0 for 2 on the big decisions so far this offseason. Just what the team needs, a self-promoting gadfly manager who has failed everywhere else. Yeah, know his Mets won a pennant in 2000 - and then promptly lost the Series to the Yankees. Just what the Sox need.
11/30/11 1715: Here's MLB.com's Hot Stove gang talking about Valentine. They seem more impressed with his accomplishments than I am, but also note that as manager "he is the show." Self-promoting gadfly seems an apt descriptor.