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10:53 AM ET 09.08 | Bobby Valentine will be fired virtually the moment the Red Sox season ends Oct. 3. And, of course, Valentine knows it. More important for the Red Sox is getting the next hire right. They already have their top choice to replace Valentine in John Farrell, according to a high-ranking official who requested anonymity because the Toronto Blue Jays manager is under contract. Farrell is beloved by the organization after serving as pitching coach from 2007 to 2010. If they can't pry away Farrell, who'll be the focus of attention at Fenway Park today as the Blue Jays open a three-game series there, look for the Red Sox to turn to Mike Scioscia if he is fired by the Los Angeles Angels. If they can't get either, they'll be more likely to bring back Grady Little than keep Valentine.

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September 8, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Stay In LA, Bro!

September 8, 2012  10:59 AM ET

The Angels would be stupid to fire Scioscia, and Scioscia would have to be stupid to take the Red Sox job if it is offered.

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September 8, 2012  11:20 AM ET

HAHAHAHA! No way in Hell he'd leave the Angels for the Fenway Bedlam.

September 8, 2012  11:21 AM ET

The reek of desperation in Boston is incredible right now... I have no idea how what is happening doesn't constitute Tampering...

How can they publicly state they are going after so many contracted personnel, without some sort of repercussion?

September 8, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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The reek of desperation in Boston is incredible right now... I have no idea how what is happening doesn't constitute Tampering...How can they publicly state they are going after so many contracted personnel, without some sort of repercussion?

Because the last time I checked, the USA today has nothing to do with the Red Sox. Nobody from within the organization has ever brought up Scioscia's name.

September 8, 2012  11:27 AM ET
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HAHAHAHA! No way in Hell he'd leave the Angels for the Fenway Bedlam.

He doesn't make the playoffs this year with that roster the Angels may just boot him out of town.

September 8, 2012  11:31 AM ET
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He doesn't make the playoffs this year with that roster the Angels may just boot him out of town.

I see where you're coming from, but he's had too much success with less for the Angels to jettison him just because of this year. Pujols under-performed, which really wasn't his fault, and the division ended up being a lot tougher than a lot of people projected (the A's? WTF?). I say he's got at least another year there.

September 8, 2012  11:34 AM ET
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Because the last time I checked, the USA today has nothing to do with the Red Sox. Nobody from within the organization has ever brought up Scioscia's name.

Talking about Scioscia might be totally the reporter's idea, or possibly someone whispered the name in his ear to prompt him to write this story, so the organization can see how the fans react. I don't see it as a good fit but who knows how Scioscia and the organization think.

September 8, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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The reek of desperation in Boston is incredible right now... I have no idea how what is happening doesn't constitute Tampering...How can they publicly state they are going after so many contracted personnel, without some sort of repercussion?

as you can see it, the red sox do expect mike sciocia been fired from the halos franchise, but in life anything could happen we don't know if the angels owner be too satisfied with the poor work in the halos offense, and the albastros season from punchless pujols,,,

September 8, 2012  11:39 AM ET
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I see where you're coming from, but he's had too much success with less for the Angels to jettison him just because of this year. Pujols under-performed, which really wasn't his fault, and the division ended up being a lot tougher than a lot of people projected (the A's? WTF?). I say he's got at least another year there.

I think he's done alright, but for years he hasn't really hasn't had a lot of competition over the years in that division until recently. Plus he's had the advantage of only having 3 other teams in the division to beat out each year.

I also think that Angel ownership and Albert would love to see LaRussa running the team next year.

September 8, 2012  11:43 AM ET

Not4Nutten but, Scioscia, migh not be able to pass the entrance Exam at Harvard, MIT or Holly Cross all located in the Greater Boston Area, but he's not stupid, the reception he will get their just isn't worth the Trip!

September 8, 2012  11:44 AM ET
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He doesn't make the playoffs this year with that roster the Angels may just boot him out of town.

He's under contract until 2018, so it will be costly if they do.

September 8, 2012  11:44 AM ET
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but who knows how Scioscia and the organization think.

for moreno sciocia is the right manager in their team, for sciocia if he had to go somewhere else he could take any team as long the have the top players and talented players, mike sciocia has tremendous vision in every game, but as everybody knows the game is been played as a team work, yes hitting coach screwed yes pitching coach had been too passive in the past two months of baseball, but who knows? the halos APPEAR TO REDISCOVER THEIR HITTING AND PITCHING RESILLIANCE IN LATE GAMES THIS MONTH,,,

September 8, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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He's under contract until 2018, so it will be costly if they do.

did not know that, yes it will be costly. but after the money they already spent?

September 8, 2012  11:47 AM ET
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I also think that Angel ownership and Albert would love to see LaRussa running the team next year

sometimes manager changes workout and sometimes a new manager would likely take him years before he can find the right strategy and right chemistry in the team, larussa was in the national league and in the american laRussa has not manager a game since 89 i think,,,

September 8, 2012  11:50 AM ET

Grady Little is the equivalent of going shopping at the dollar store.

September 8, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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sometimes manager changes workout and sometimes a new manager would likely take him years before he can find the right strategy and right chemistry in the team, larussa was in the national league and in the american laRussa has not manager a game since 89 i think,,,

Maybe Da Joe Torre Story isn't Over? Boston -LA - Detroit - Miami - Texas? Hey u Never Know, Do U?

September 8, 2012  11:51 AM ET
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He doesn't make the playoffs this year with that roster the Angels may just boot him out of town.

when a owner refuse to accept any bad season, or he refuse to acknowledge the good job by their manager, those things usually happens when the ownership becomes blinded by too many wrong judgmental towards his own manager!!!

 
September 8, 2012  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Maybe Da Joe Torre Story isn't Over? Boston -LA - Detroit - Miami - Texas? Hey u Never Know, Do U?

Texas? How do you figure that?

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