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08:13 AM ET 11.21 | The relative success of a Bobby Valentine-Ben Cherington meeting would figure to play a role in whether Bobby V lands in Boston. [On Monday, they will] trade philosophies, assess personnel and feel out each other's personalities. Then Cherington, Boston's new general manager, will return to ownership with his verdict. If Cherington approves, sources said Sunday, Valentine in all likelihood will be the Red Sox's next manager. If he doesn't, we'll learn just how much the Red Sox's oft-criticized ownership values the opinion of the highest-ranking person in its baseball-operations department -- a tug of war over power that pervaded Theo Epstein's time as GM and looks to be changing no time soon.

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November 21, 2011  08:36 AM ET

It's been a while for Valentine, it'll be interesting how he handles the team. Looks like it's a done deal, so since it's on T&R, I guess the Sox are still actively looking for a new manager.

November 21, 2011  08:55 AM ET

I think this is a good move. I would love to see him managing again!

November 21, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Fait accompli.

November 21, 2011  09:15 AM ET

FFFFFRRRRRTTTTTTTT!!!!!!

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November 21, 2011  09:26 AM ET

Oh no, say it ain't so. Not a godd hire if it happens.

November 21, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Oh no, say it ain't so. Not a good hire if it happens.

Oh no, say it ain't so. Not a good hire if it happens.

November 21, 2011  09:48 AM ET

A life-long Red Sox hater and critic like Valentine for manager, why not just hire Bucky Dent? This would be a disaster!

November 21, 2011  09:49 AM ET

I think the players need a manager who will come in guns blazing. Sveum would have been too familiar to some of them. Valentine brings with him plenty of experience and a higher profile than the other candidates. They need David Ortiz on-board as a leader to allow Valentine to reach the players. Give him 3 years @$10m a year to be a vocal leader.

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November 21, 2011  09:54 AM ET

Perhaps they should hire Anseuser Busch as manager...

November 21, 2011  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Perhaps they should hire Anseuser Busch as manager...

AnHeuser, that is...

November 21, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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I didn't know Valentine was known as a guy that could reign in a disorganized crew.

That's where Big Papi comes in. They need a popular player to buy into the new manager's philosophy and sell it to the rest of the team.

November 21, 2011  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Perhaps they should hire Anseuser Busch as manager...

And Colonel Sanders as the bench coach.

November 21, 2011  09:59 AM ET
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And Colonel Sanders as the bench coach.

Morning Sith.

November 21, 2011  10:00 AM ET
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And Colonel Sanders as the bench coach.

Who are they going to get to replace Heidi Watney?

November 21, 2011  10:00 AM ET

Boston media will love Valentine. Sawks fans will love being told how stupid they are. I see him lasting 40 games.

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November 21, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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That's where Big Papi comes in. They need a popular player to buy into the new manager's philosophy and sell it to the rest of the team.

I see Pedroia as more of a leader than Ortiz.

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