Ben called back Sveum for a second-round interview, but we didn’t make Sveum an offer, and the Cubs picked him up. We may be interviewing Bobby Valentine next, and I’m not sure I like that. Actually, scratch that. I don’t like that. I don’t like that at all. Valentine is the antithesis of what we need right now, and the fact that he’s even being considered reflects some serious misdirection and scrambling on the part of our front office, something we haven’t seen in years. I have full confidence in Ben, but at the moment he looks like he has absolutely no idea what in the world he’s doing, and that may be because he legitimately is lost at this point or because Larry is lost. Either way, it’s not yielding good results. It’s yielding a public image of an organization that is in complete and utter chaos. Whether or not that’s actually true, I do not like that.
Speaking of managers, Tito will stay out after all next season. I guess Jerry Remy was right.
Ben has had good talks with Papi’s camp. Supposedly we’ve made contact with Francisco Cordero, and there has been mutual interest expressed in having Heath Bell pitch for us. Supposedly we may be interested in Roy Oswalt.
Thankfully, Don Orsillo signed a contract extension with NESN. Thankfully, Heidi Watney has not. Watney is leaving for Time Warner Cable in California, who now have the Lakers. She’ll be a sideline reporter for those telecasts.
In other news, the Pats sunk the Jets, 37-16. The B’s barely beat the Devils and Blue Jackets but laid it on thick in our crushing assault on the Isles for an eight-game winning streak.