" First and foremost they need to empower the people to do the jobs they were hired to execute.
At the conclusion of the season, the Sox should enable Ben Cherington to fire Bobby Valentine. While Bobby V is by no means the principal cause of this team’s continued mediocre play, Cherington needs to have the authority to hire his own manager, and we know Valentine was never his choice.
Next, enable the newly hired manager to select his staff, thereby preventing a repeat of this year’s soap opera in the manager’s office and show the roster that there is a unified group leading them on the field. In other words, no more assistant pitching coaches.
Next, John Henry must give Cherington the ability to trade Josh Beckett and John Lackey by eating at least half of the remaining contracts owed to both of them, roughly $34 million over two seasons.
Then, John Henry must reassess his desire to lead this organization going forward. There are massive issues that simply cannot be addressed by removing managers and a couple of bad apples "
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