After the Red Sox made the decision yesterday to part ways with the man who brought them two championships with one breaking the Curse of the Bambino, might add Bobby V to the list of managerial candidates. At least the Boston Globe thinks they should. Who could blame them?
It has been said that Terry Francona had no control in the clubhouse. No bueno if you are a manager. You need to have control. I can assure you, that would not be a problem for good ol’ Bobby V. Red Sox Nation would certainly love his brash ways. It would be a match made in heaven. At least I would think so.
Players like John Lackey would certainly know their place. Carl Crawford would definitely put up or shut up. All players would fear, or at the very least respect even if they hate him, the V.
Mets fans would love to have Bobby V back. It will never happen though. Terry Collins did a good enough job with this team to the point where his option for 2013 was picked up. He is not going anywhere.
I wonder if the Red Sox would be interested in Wally Backman. There’s a clash if I ever saw one. The front office would hate him, but the fans would love him.
My opinion is Francona got a raw deal. He helped to end the curse. He did what he could. It isn’t his fault he got handed a bunch of whiny prima donnas who cannot handle being told to do their job. While it appears as though it was Francona’s decision to leave, the front office should have done whatever it took to keep him. He was great in Boston. I wish him all the best.