Quick check of Bobby V's record as manager:
Rangers, 8 seasons, 581-605. Highest division finish was 2nd in 1986.
Mets, 7 seasons, 536-467. Playoffs once in 2000 when the team lost to the Yankees in the World Series.
He hasn't managed in the bigs since 2002. Hard to argue that Bobby V isn't a good, and lifer, baseball man. Hard to argue that he can't talk a country mile, in English or Japanese.
But the man has a lot of shtick in him. Boston isn't good with shtick, especially with its Red Sox. The Red Sox media can be especially ... challenging. If this thing goes south this won't be pretty.
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