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  1. Days of superstar managers are over

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine was hired to be the Red Sox manager in the fall of 2012 largely because he is a big name, a big personality -- and the theory of the club's ownership was that fans would be familiar with him and energized by him. The Marlins...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
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  3. Alex Rodriguez could be finished in New York in wake of latest PE...

    Buster Olney

    With A-Rod mired in another PED mess, his days in New York could be numbered, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  4. GMs with the toughest jobs this winter

    Jim Bowden

    Even though the offseason has only just commenced for the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers, general managers of 28 other teams already have been pondering their futures for some time. For five GMs in particular, their jobs for the next thr...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  5. Bobby Valentine can thank social media for recent firing - ESPN T...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, Buster Olney writes that thanks to the 24-7 world of social media, baseball has lost a former mainstay: The quotable, hot-headed manager.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  6. Bobby Valentine failed from the start

    Buster Olney

    NEW YORK -- Before his final game as the Boston Red Sox manager Wednesday, Bobby Valentine walked around the field during batting practice to speak to each of his players, starting at third base and moving to shortstop and eventually making his way t...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  7. How Bobby Valentine lost the Boston Red Sox before he even began ...

    Buster Olney

    With Bobby Valentine's season as Red Sox manage complete, Buster Olney writes that, in hindsight, Valentine failed in Boston from the beginning. He didn't earn his players' respect in spring training, and that carried through the season.

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  8. Red Sox have been hurt by injuries and poor play more than Bobby ...

    Eric Seidman

    Eric Seidman of FanGraphs writes that you can blame Bobby Valentine for many things, but Boston's on-field performance is not one of them. Injuries and underachieving players are the primary reasons for the club's poor play.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2012
  9. Red Sox should let GM decide

    Buster Olney

    Some of the Boston Red Sox players who met with ownership about Bobby Valentine on July 26 are extremely media savvy. They've played in big markets and speak off and on the record at length to various reporters, and they had to know, as they gat...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  10. Boston Red Sox owner John Henry needs to empower GM Ben Cheringto...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that, given the ongoing tension in Boston's clubhouse this season between players and manager Bobby Valentine, owner John Henry should learn from his late friend George Steinbrenner and empower GM Ben Cherington.

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  11. Miami Marlins situation will get worse before it gets better - ML...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains why the Marlins' financial situation will continue to get worse before it gets better.

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  12. Kevin Youkilis has changed his approach since joining the Chicago...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Kevin Youkilis has changed his approach significantly since joining the White Sox, and the numbers bear that out.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  13. Boston Red Sox in the AL East race due to quality supporting cast...

    Paul Swydan

    The list of highly paid Red Sox stars to hit the disabled list runs long, and for a time it looked like that would knock Boston out of the 2012 AL East race. But as Paul Swydan writes, the Sox have found themselves in contention because of superior depth.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  14. Best managers of the first half

    Jim Bowden

    Joe Girardi is having perhaps his best season as manager of the New York Yankees, guiding them to the American League's second-best record. In Texas, Ron Washington leads the league's best team with three starting pitchers on the disabled list. Howev...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  15. Evaluating baseball's best umpires - MLB

    Ben Lindbergh

    Bobby Valentine made news by barking about the umpires last weekend, but Ben Lindbergh writes that many of baseball's umps are quite good at making the correct call. Ten, in particular, stand out.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  16. Bits: Adrian Gonzalez OF-eligible soon?

    Eric Karabell

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis came off the disabled list Tuesday and homered for the team's lone run. However, the bigger story for fantasy is how manager Bobby Valentine fit Youkilis, rookie sensation Will Middlebrooks and regular...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  17. Even with Kevin Youkilis returning for Boston Red Sox, Adrian Gon...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Tuesday's games, including Adrian Gonzalez playing his third game in the outfield this season.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2012