The New York Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán. New York made the announcement a week after Beltrán departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets' quality control coach, was given a multiyear contract...
After the recent Penn State and Syracuse abuse scandals, allegations about another team official have surfaced, this time on the pro level involving a former Red Sox clubhouse manager. Donald Fitzpatrick, who died in 2005, worked for the Red Sox in the early 1990s. An accuser has claimed that Fitzpatrick sexually assaulted him in the clubhouse restroom when the accuser was 16 years old.
Bobby Valentine will be the new Boston Red Sox manager, as soon as the two sides get the contract worked out. The 61-year-old former Rangers and Mets skippper has a career record of 1,117–1,072 as a manager, but he hasn’t managed in the US since 2002.
Valentine found success in Japan where in 2005 he guided the Chiba Lotte Marines to their first Japan Series title in 31 years.