Ex-Mets: Bobby Valentine a fit for Sox

He earns high marks for strategy and style, but what about the drama?

Updated: November 23, 2011, 5:23 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Manager Bobby Valentine and GM Steve Phillips had no shortage of drama during their shared tenure leading the New York Mets.

In April 2000, early in a season the Mets ultimately reached the World Series, Valentine nearly was fired for criticizing front-office moves while speaking at the Wharton School of Business -- mistakenly believing his candor would be confined to the campus instead of finding its way into the media and back to Phillips.

The relationship became so toxic ...

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