The manager is ? Not Bobby Valentine. Having never bought the line that Valentine was somehow going to solve all the team’s problems by just being Bobby Valentine, this decision is a no-brainer. His tenure has been marked by missteps, a failure to earn the respect from his players and – as of late – a quitter’s heart. The manager has to be in it until the end and Valentine has done nothing to merit another year – even though he’ll be paid for it. Unfortunately, Joe Maddon is signed through 2015. Maybe the Rays would consider a deal if we threw in 10,000 extra fans per night. Who ya got, Ben?