Report: Joe Torre, Bobby Valentine Not on Red Sox’ List of Potential Managers

by NESN Staff

October 4, 2011

Fomer Major League Baseball managers Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine are not on the Red Sox' list of potential managers, reports Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.

"Confidants suggest that revered GM Theo Epstein, who is believed to maintain the support of [team owner John] Henry and chairman Tom Werner, has a couple surprise managerial candidates in mind," Heyman writes. "One of them isn't Bobby Valentine."

"While Valentine is an extraordinary baseball mind, the Red Sox, who incorporate Moneyball principles, already have their plan and aren't about to hire someone who'll bring his own blueprints," Heyman adds.

Torre is not a possibility, either, according to Heyman.

"It also won't be Joe Torre," he writes. "Torre has expressed no great desire to leave his job in the MLB office, where he makes $2 million annually without half the headaches."

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