Olney: Bobby's tenure a complete disaster
October, 4, 2012
In the video above, ESPN's Buster Olney said Red Sox ownership really had no choice but to fire Bobby Valentine.
"I don't think you can understate what a complete disaster Bobby's tenure with the Red Sox was. ... It was a derailment right from the beginning in the relationship between Bobby and the players, and that's why the Red Sox had to get rid of him. I think if ownership had decided to keep Bobby, you would have had players in that organization basically say, 'If he's gonna stay, I want out.' That's how bad it was."
Olney said that the team's next manager is likely to be "welcomed with open arms."
"As one person said to me, it's a great opportunity for the Red Sox's next manager," he said.