The ambivalence regarding the appointment of Bobby Valentine locally isn't shared by the Red Sox' biggest rivals.
They had a great manager in Terry Francona, and obviously when they made the decision to change there, they just replaced him with someone who is a great manager in his own right, Yankee general manager Brian Cashman said Friday.
Bobby will be all in with Boston. He knows how to manage. He knows how to do the Xs and Os. He will be more than prepared, as he always is hes one of the smartest people Ive come across in this game in my short time . . .
Boston is obviously a great opportunity for anybody, because you have a team that can win now and a manager that is experienced with media in big markets, so it seems like a perfect fit."