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It was the worst season for the Red Sox in 47 years. But it taught so many lessons. When general manager Ben Cherington took the reins from Theo Epstein last October, he inherited a team that had collapsed down the stretch and missed the playoffs last season. Yet he famously said the team was like a car that needed only a few minor tweaks under the hood in order to run smoothly again. Turns out, it needed far more. And the process of remaking the roster will involve more than merely finding a replacement for manager Bobby Valentine, who likely will be fired after leading the team to a 69-93 record, its worst since 1965. Pitching remains the top priority. Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and possibly Felix Doubront will return to a rotation that posted the majors' fourth-worst ERA, and John Lackey is expected back after missing this season while recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery. But while Cherington focused last winter on adding depth to the pitching staff, the Red Sox...
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Curt Schilling may have to sell the famous bloody sock because he listed it as collateral in a bankruptcy filing for his now-failed video game venture.
One year later, the Red Sox have fired another manager –– yet again. While Bobby Valentine deserves to share his brunt of the blame, he isn't entirely responsible for the team's failure. When he was hired last December, the Red Sox wanted to change the culture. After the Red Sox had taken advantage of Terry Francona's laissez-faire attitude, Valentine was tapped as...
As far as jinxes go, this one probably didn't do much. But it should still put a smile on hardy Red Sox fans' faces after a year to forget. The most enduring memory for most Red Sox fans from the building of the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx was the news that a surreptitious construction worker had buried a David Ortiz jersey in the concrete deep within the new park. When...
Broken finger? No problem for Dustin Pedroia. Despite being diagnosed one day earlier with an avulsion fracture of his left ring finger, Pedroia got medical clearance and talked his way into the last-place Boston Red Sox's lineup Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. "I love playing, man. It's fun," Pedroia said. "I get to compete for two more games, and then...
BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today announced, following a meeting among team leaders and Manager Bobby Valentine, that Bobby will not return in 2013. A search for a new manager will begin immediately."Our 2012 season was disappointing for many reasons," said Executive Vice-President/General Manager Ben Cherington, who made the announcement and who will lead the search...
The Boston Red Sox has announced that manager Bobby Valentine would not return for the 2013 season.
This comes as no surprise as the Red Sox struggled mightily this season and Valentine clashed with veterans, coaches, and front office officials. The Red Sox finished last in the AL East and had the team's worst record since 1964.
Red Sox team president Larry Lucchino said...
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 torture has ended. With a 14-2 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday, the Red Sox finished the 2012 regular season with a record of 69-93 and the franchise's worst winning percentage (.425...
It’s been a long first season with the Red Sox for Bobby Valentine. He has encountered issue after issue almost from the day he took over in Boston. So it’s fitting that his final days of his first season included him ending up in a ditch after falling off his bicycle in a texting and cycling accident.
Valentine was busy reading a text message from Red Sox second baseman Dustin...
You didn't really expect the Red Sox to win Wednesday night, did you? Making what was likely his final start for the Red Sox, Daisuke Matsuzaka (pictured) didn't make it through the 3rd inning as the Yankees touched him for 5 runs on 6 hits and a walk to clinch the American League Eastern Division crown with a 14-2 win over the Red Sox.Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson...
After a looooooooooong season in Boston, the Red Sox announced that they have fired manager Bobby Valentine. Valentine went 69-93 in his only season in Boston which was plagued by poor decisions and comments he made both on and off the field
Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino said in a press release, “This year’s won-loss record reflects a season of agony.” From Spring Training...
Another man came forward Tuesday to accuse a now-dead Boston Red
Sox clubhouse manager of sexually abusing him.
For Red Sox fans, this season cannot end soon enough. Decimated by injuries, plagued by constant turmoil and negative news stories, declines by formerly good pitchers and a manager controversy that never ended all mark a season that started off on the wrong foot and ended without any legs at all. Every bad situation needs a scapegoat. There has to be a villain in a story like this...
Faith used to come easier for a Cubs fan. If you've been paying any attention, it has been beaten out of you. Over the years, we've been told to believe in one can't-miss phenom after another. Cubs fans have lived on them. They were all saviors.
I don't know where any of them are now.
Last time I talked to Karl Pagel, once featured on the front page of the Wall...