SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 8, 2012

What would you do to fix the Red Sox?

By Bethany Bray STAFF WRITER
The Salem News

---- — The Red Sox’s worst season in decades came to an end Wednesday, and the team fired Manager Bobby Valentine just 14 hours after the final at-bat.

The Sox went 69-93, their worst record since 1965, and finished last in the American League East for 2012.

It can only get better from here, right?

We asked some locals what they would do to turn the Sox around. Add your own thoughts at www.salemnews.com.

“ New owners. ”

Neal Waldman of Danvers

“ They need a good power hitter and front-line pitching. They need a starter. ... (Bobby Valentine) will be all right. He’ll find another job. ”

Andy Sorento of Danvers

“ I really don’t know, but you can’t blame it all on Valentine. The troubles were there before he even got there, from the front office down. ”

John Amberman of Danvers

“ It’s not all about the coach. The whole team and management have to work together. ”

Denise Van Veen of New Hampshire

“ Easy answer: Get good players. ”

The Rev. Peter Quinn of Westford

“ The players just need to start acting like grown-ups. .... They’re not sending a good message to young people. They’re getting paid a lot of money. They need to get with the program. ”

Ruth Bauer of Danvers