Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons Bobby Valentine Is on the Hot Seat

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Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons Bobby Valentine Is on the Hot Seat
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Bobby Valentine was hired to change the culture of the Boston Red Sox' clubhouse, rid the team of their epic September collapse and instill his knowledge, which would ultimately win many games.

Thus far, the experiment has not exactly worked, as the Red Sox have struggled to maintain any sort of consistency.

Valentine is certainly a polarizing figure in the game of baseball due to his demeanor, and plenty of people in the industry predicted that his personality would conflict with that of the veterans of the Red Sox.

To be fair, Valentine entered an extremely volatile situation. He is certainly qualified to handle the mess, but the Red Sox bullpen got off to a disastrous start, which made him appear more poorly equipped to handle the situation than he deserved credit for. 

At the same time, this is a performance-based industry. If you are getting paid and not producing, then the organization may search for somebody who can get the job done.

Here are 10 reasons that Valentine has drawn ire from Red Sox management already. Boston has been playing much better ball over the past month, but if they fall on hard times once again, Valentine may be shown the door earlier than expected.

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