By Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff
Bobby Valentine (right) endured a tumultous, losing season that came to a bitter end when the Red Sox let him go in October. The Red Sox went 69-93 in one season under Valentine, and the problems didn't end on the field. There is now an immediate opening for a new skipper to right the ship. We take a look at some of the candidates—from serious contenders to a few wild notions—who might be considered.