Bobby Valentine, managerValentine has 15 years of major league managerial experience -- eight with the Rangers and seven with the Mets -- but most recently worked as an analyst for ESPN. Valentine is as candid as it gets, as he proclaimed his hate for the Yankees a week after agreeing to manage the Red Sox. The 61-year-old will wear No. 25.
"He's really open-minded and that's a benefit for us because we need to be open-minded this offseason building our roster," Cherington said. "He's got a history of being open-minded when it comes to managing a pitching staff and figuring out roles for guys."