Bobby Valentine hopes to manage Red Sox in 2013
The Boston Red Sox currently sit last in the American League East standings with a 64-78 record, and for most of the season have dealt with issues surrounding current manager Bobby Valentine.
Most recently, in an interview with host Glenn Ordway of the "The Big Show" Valentine joked about punching him in the face, after he was asked if he had "checked out" on the season. Today, Valentine joined the show once more and was asked if he thinks he'll be back managing the team next season.
"It's not up to me, but I think I will be. Why would I say that I want to be here for 2013 as though that's going to be the end of something? That will be the continuation and hopefully the beginning of something really special. Why would I think it's going to be a year's job?"
In mid-August, the team traded almost $300 million worth of contracts to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for prospects, cash and first baseman James Loney. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford, pitcher Josh Beckett and infielder Nick Punto were the players sent to L.A.