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posted at 8/22/2012 2:21 PM EDT
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[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tony Massarotti Says The /> : I am on the fence about Valentine. Not so with LL and Cherries; both of them should be relieved of their responsibilities. They put Valentine in a no win situation. Then V did a mediocre job with it. I think it would be reasonable to see what he can do with a coaching staff of his own choosing, more decision making authority over the roster and roles of the players, and a better group of ball players. He was handed dog feces and asked to make filet mignon.
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Lucchino is far and away more responsible for the existing situation than Cherrington, who is taking his orders from Lucchino. I'm not saying that either one should be fired, however, Lucchino needs to stick to his strengths, marketing and ball park improvements, and stay away from baseball decisions. Allow Cherrington to do the job he was hired to do without interference. If he isn't up to it, then
Arguably, Valentine was put in an untenable position. but he did accept that position, and he has handled it poorly. Not so much his on field decisions, but his statements regarding Youkilus and the one regarding free agents coming to Boston, for examples. It's one thing to make such comments as an employee of ESPN. It is quite another to make them about the team you are managing. Can anyone really be surprised that there is a disconnect between him and his players that has led to dissention?
As for referring to players, human beings, as dog feces, to that I strongly object. Certainly there are problems with them as well, but i fail to see how giving Valentine another year with coaches of his own choosing is going to do anything to resolve the current situation.
Personal note: See. I responded to your entire thread. It's not difficult.