Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 1/20/13
Combative pitcher Alfredo Aceves had a 2012 that mirrored the club as a whole. With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much else going on. Given his antics, it is a mild surprise that the club and Alfredo Aceves have agreed to a contract and avoided arbitration.  The Yankees didn't non-tender Aceves because he couldn't pitch. The Yankees didn't think Aceves was worth the trouble. Despite the fact that Aceves has spent the past two years in the pen, save the occasional spot start, Aceves still likely fancies himself a starting pitcher.  After watching some of the salad tossed up by Red Sox hurlers the past two years, it's easy to understand why.  Last spring it was Aceves who broke the news that Daniel Bard had made the Red Sox rotation, not the manager or general manager.  Aceves had likely just been told that he lost the competition
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