Right out of the blocks he told the media about his hatred of the Yankees. Then calling Jason Varitek a “man’s man” for stuffing his mitt in A-Rods face. The other day criticizing Derek Jeter‘s famous flip play as a shortstop being out of position.
The Yankees aren’t Bobby V’s only target. He seems to be enjoying the banter between himself and former Sox Manager, Terry Francona. The two have been going back and forth since the start of spring training. Funny thing is, the Sox players seem to be on Valentine’s side.
These are just examples of how Valentine does things different from other Major League Managers. Which leads to speculations by many media types that Bobby V is going to do something out of the ordinary this season that will surely get everyone’s attention.
Some of the rumors I have heard are these:
When Daisuke Matsuzaka returns, he will be implanted right into the rotation and make them a six man rotation.
Jose Iglesias will be the starting shortstop opening day.
He is going to force David Ortiz to bunt if the other team puts the shift on.
Tags: Adrian Gonzalez Andrew Bailey Bobby Valentine Carl Crawford Clay Buchholz Daisuke Matsuzaka Daniel Bard David Ortiz Derek Jeter Jason Varitek Jon Lester Jose Iglesias Josh Beckett Kevin Youkilis Mark Melancon