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MLB Rumors: Boston Red Sox Targeting Mike Scioscia?

The 2012 season is not even over yet and it does not look like current Boston Red Sox Bobby Valentine will return to the team next season which already has the organization searching for a replacement. It looks like current Los Angeles Angels manager Mike

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 could be on the team’s list of potential candidates.

Scioscia is said to be the next best option if Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell is 100 percent unavailable. Farrell was an assistant coach in Boston until 2010 when he got the job with the Jays. Scioscia has been the Angles manager since 2000 and won the World Series with the team in 2002. He has only two seasons in which the team did not win over 80 games compiling a record of 1141-941.

With the Red Sox missing the opportunity to fire Valentine a few weeks ago, the speculation about Valentine’s job security, which is zero at this point, is going to continue. The Red Sox are having a down year to say the least after coming off a year in which they blew the AL East lead and lost a playoff spot on the last game of the season. The team has completely cleared house trading away Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett all in the last month dumping over $200 million in salary on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

It is more than likely that Farrell will not be the next Red Sox manager because he’s said that he is dedicated to staying in Toronto, but anything could happen. There is one thing certain though, once the Red Sox have the chance at the end of the season, Valentine will be gone.

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