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Bobby Valentine seems determined to use his last days as Red Sox manager to make sure no team hires him in the future.
When asked on Friday about the status of the team’s roster, Valentine took the question as an opportunity to bash his team.
“Are you kidding?” Valentine responded when asked if the Red Sox could use roster help. “This is the weakest roster we’ve ever had in September in the history of baseball. It could use help everywhere.”
The Red Sox were last in the AL East when he made that remark, and they went on to win two straight at Toronto. Valentine tried “clarifying” his remarks before Sunday’s game.
“The other day when I made a comment about a September roster, that wasn’t meant to be a criticism of any players or anything in the organization,” Valentine said, per the Boston Herald. “It was just a statement of fact because of the injuries and our Triple-A team in the playoffs. This is different. We have less people than most September rosters. We have less positions
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The Red Sox have had a poor season, and they've traded away many of their top players. The leftover roster is not something Bobby Valentine is proud of.
On Friday, manager Bobby Valentine claimed the Boston Red Sox have "the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball." On Sunday, he clarified that comment. "That wasn't meant to be a criticism of any players or anything in the organization," Valentine said before the Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0, to regain sole...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Bobby Valentine may have lit a fire under his club. After calling his roster weak on Friday afternoon, the Red Sox have responded to his statement with two straight victories. It's the...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine just had that look when he took second baseman Dustin Pedroia aside during Wednesday night's game against the Yankees. Pedroia was returning to the dugout and thought maybe something was wrong with his fielding. It turns out the manager was ready to tell him to take a hike -- because his second son was being born. "I thought he was going to...
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"The other day, when I made a comment about the September roster,'' said
Valentine, "that wasn't meant to be a criticism of any players or
anyone in the organization. It was just...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was another day, and another decision that Bobby Valentine would have to explain to everyone else after the Red Sox lost 5-0 to the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. During the top of the seventh...
If there's any doubt that Bobby Valentine won't be back as skipper of the Boston Red Sox, look no further than the move he pulled in the 7th inning of yesterday's 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jon Lester was spinning a gem at that point but the offense wasn't able to do anything with Jays starter Brandon Morrow either. The Jays started the 7th with Brett ...
Bobby Valentine insisted he wasn't trying to be critical when he
said his struggling Red Sox had ''the weakest roster we've ever had
in September in the history of baseball.''
Jose Iglesias is the most promising fielding prospect in the Red Sox farm system, but the shortstop can’t hit. His bat is nowhere close to major league-ready, but Boston’s roster is thin enough right now amid their lost season that guys like Iglesias are being given a chance to prove their worth. After he worked a 2-2 count with a man on base in the top of the seventh on Sunday...
We're still left with more questions than answers following Bobby Valentine's bizarre decision to pinch hit for Jose Iglesias in the middle of an at bat. Iglesias spoke to the media following the game and told them there were no plans in place prior to his plate appearance for him to be lifted. To see the full story on the at bat, check it out here. Watch Iglesias' full...
It just keeps getting more and more bizarre. During the top of the seventh inning in Sunday's afternoon matchup between the Blue Jays and Red Sox, Boston third baseman Pedro Ciriaco singled with two outs facing Toronto reliever Brandon Lyon. Ciriaco then stole second with shortstop Jose Iglesias at the plate. Here's where it gets weird. Iglesias worked a 2-2 count -- and...