Found September 02, 2012 on
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The Boston Red Sox are clearly less than pleased with Bobby Valentine in his first season as team manager. In fact, the Red Sox have not been happy with more or less anything over the past couple of seasons. But could their current state lead them to make a trade this offseason to acquire a familiar face to manage the team in 2013?
And no, I am not talking about making a deal for some fried chicken and beer being sent to ESPN to get back Terry Francona.
The Red Sox had what they thought was a very good baseball guy in John Farrell, who was their former pitching coach and currently the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. The front office has always thought highly of Farrell and, although he is under contract to manage the Blue Jays for at least one more season, Boston could make a trade with Toronto to bring him back to Fenway Park.
It is not as if trading for a manager or baseball executive is anything new these days. Even in Boston.
After all, it was the Red Sox who te...
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Bobby Valentine remains the manager of the Boston Red Sox, and despite what other people may think of that, Valentine is keeping his good humor. On Monday, speculation ran rampant that a visit to Seattle by Red Sox principal owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington signalled Valentine's impending dismissal. However, the two member of the Sox front office emphasized...
As soon as the Boston Red Sox came out and said that manager Bobby Valentine would not be fired during this season, everyone more or less knew that was the kiss of death. Any time a team gives a manager a vote of confidence, the real translation is that they will soon relieve that person of their duties, but they just don’t feel like doing so right now.
Bobby Valentine has been the subject of much discussion during his first season at the helm of the Red Sox, and the talk shows no sign of winding down as the Red Sox season does. With Red Sox principal owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington in Seattle for the team's three-game series with the Mariners, while the Sox are in the midst of a six-game losing streak, many...
Bobby Valentine wanted to manage again. He so wanted to return to Major League Baseball that he may have agreed to hold the clipboard for a team that resembled a traveling circus or called the shots at a club better fit for a comedy show. He got the Red Sox. Boston's season has been so wild and varied that it's hard to know which parts are true and what just needs to be put...
Contrary to earlier reports, The Sox will not fire Bobby Valentine before the end of the season. Too bad. Ben Cherington said they will stick to their plan and let him finish the season.
"Nothing is up," Cherington said via email when asked if his visit involved the status of manager Bobby Valentine.
Cherington and the owners have said several times that Valentine...
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. For the first time in nearly a week, the Red Sox received a strong pitching performance. But it was the offense and the defense behind the pitcher that were lacking in Monday's 4-1 loss...
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. The road trip was already a nightmare. But now, it's downright ugly. Just days after a dazzling start against the Royals, Daisuke Matsuzaka became the fourth pitcher in the last five games...
Ben Cherington joined the Red Sox in Seattle on Monday, fueling speculation that he was preparing to fire manager Bobby Valentine. It turned out that wasn't the case, and that Cherington and Red Sox principal owner John Henry are just in town on a "fact-finding" mission. Cherington took time out of that mission to talk with NESN's Naoko Funayama about the team&...
Alfredo Aceves' role on the pitching staff has been uncertain in recent days. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has said he wants to stretch Aceves' outings, but Valentine didn't say whether that would be as a starter or in long relief. On Sunday, though, Valentine said he was leaning toward giving Aceves a start before the end of the season. "The program is for him...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist You can never say for certain that a team has given up, but the Red Sox are making it awfully tempting.
They've lost the first six games on this latest West Coast swing, which arrived at the tail end of a five week-long skid that saw them plummet from 3 1/2 games out of a potential playoff spot to the depths of the American...
It was an eventful 4th inning for Boston Red Sox reliever Alfredo Aceves on Saturday night against the Oakland A's.
Let's see, he first dropped a pop up in foul territory that he had no business being a part of. Then he got into a shouting match with the home plate umpire after he picked up a foul ball and walked back to the mound with it.
Then after the inning was after...
The last time the Boston Red Sox were in the Emerald City things were looking up for them. They were 42-37, 6.5 games out of first place and 1/2 game out of the wild card at the time.
In the two months since, they've completely gone downhill. Since the last time they were there, they've gone 20-37, are 15 games out of first place and 14 games out of the wild card.
BRUTAL IN BOSTON
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington admitted that he is having a tough time watching the team play so poorly this season.
With all eyes focused on a breakfast meeting between principal owner John Henry and - at least for the time being - manager Bobby Valentine, the Red Sox went about the business of trying to end their 6-game losing streak.It didn't work.Despite a strong outing by Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox managed only 1 run and committed a pair of errors in a 4-1 loss to the Mariners in Seattle...