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Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Curtis Granderson may be a step or two below the caliber of a gold glover at this stage in his career, but he's still a lauded-enough center fielder to have moved the fleet-footed Brett Gardner over to left, so "The Grandy Man" can still run them down pretty well out there. Except on Saturday night. In what appeared to be nothing more than...

Bobby Valentine Proclaims Red Sox Will 'Turn It Around,' Start a Hot Streak

NEW YORK -- Bobby Valentine still believes in Boston's playoff chances. At this point, that's all he can cling onto. While the Red Sox continue slipping out of contention -- dropping eight of their last 10 games -- Valentine is preaching patience amid the 49-51 record. The Red Sox skipper said he's noticing reason for optimism. "Well I've seen Adrian [Gonzalez...

Valentine: Yanks will miss the playoffs

Bobby Valentine has been trying to goad the New York Yankees and their fans since his first press conference as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, and he finally may have hit a button. Coming off a series win against their rivals this past weekend, Bobby V thought it was time to beat [...]

Bobby Valentine Not Bothered by Terry Francona's Behavior in the Red Sox Clubhouse

NEW YORK -- Bobby Valentine has no issue with Terry Francona's behavior. Before Saturday's game, Francona -- the former Red Sox manager and current ESPN analyst -- held court in Boston's clubhouse, sitting down at a locker and chatting with a chunk of his ex-players and acquaintances for roughly 30 to 40 minutes. It was a strange sight, considering Valentine runs the...

Why the Red Sox should trade Matt Albers

One of the bright spots this season for the Red Sox has been their bullpen. Manager Bobby Valentine has done an excellent job managing it effectively for the first four months of 2012. Now as the trade deadline approaches on Tuesday, the team is in position to possibly sell of some of their secondary players. [...]

Bobby Valentine Gives Dustin Pedroia Ultimate Praise After Second Baseman Sparks Red Sox Win

BOSTON -- Everyone knows what Terry Francona thinks of Dustin Pedroia. The former Red Sox manager has never had a negative thing to say about the second baseman, at least not when it comes to baseball. Cribbage and Pedroia's looks are a different matter altogether. Pedroia's new manager has taken a liking to Pedroia as well. Even after Pedroia publicly scolded Bobby Valentine...

Jon Lester's Importance Now Greater Than Ever as Red Sox on Verge of Implosion

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox have had their struggles as of late. Alright, that might be the understatement on the year, but seriously something needs to change. Jon Lester can relate to the team's...

With a Win, Red Sox Would Be Back at .500 and Earn a Series Win Against Yankees

The Red Sox were crushed 10-3 by the Yankees on Friday night, but came back and got the best of New York with a 8-6 win on Saturday. Now, with the series tied, the Red Sox will look to win the the three-game series, one people probably expected the Yankees to sweep. Carl Crawford is back in the lineup for Boston after he was given the day off on Saturday as a part of manager Bobby...

Mike Aviles Sitting Against Yankees Due to Turf Toe That's 'Affecting His Batting'

NEW YORK -- Mike Aviles is dealing with reoccurring pain in his toe. Last week, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine gave the shortstop a day off to alleviate the turf toe. But the discomfort hasn't subsided, prompting Valentine to sit Aviles in favor of Pedro Ciriaco in Sunday's nightcap against the Yankees. "I'm trying to get Mike's toe where it should be,"...

Red Sox News & Notes - 7/30

Pedro! Pedro! Pedro! Certainly if the Boston Red Sox were playing at home last night instead of Yankee Stadium that would have been the chant going on. And if you're the New York Yankees you probably don't want to see Pedro Ciriaco anytime soon. For the second straight night, Ciriaco delivered the big hit as his bloop single in the 10th gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead and...

Red Sox lose lead, rally back

Curtis Granderson misplayed Peter Ciriaco's ninth-inning flyball into a go-ahead triple, and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 8-6 Saturday night after Mark Teixeira had tied the score with a two-run homer off nemesis Vicente Padilla. Down 6-1, the Yankees closed in the fifth on Jayson Nix's two-run homer off Jon Lester and Derek Jeter's RBI grounder. After...

Game Picks - Sunday: July 29, 2012

One week ends, the month is nearly over and once again, the Yankees can't get Pedro Ciriaco out. Just another day in baseball land. Over at It's About the Money, Stupid the other day, this picker wrote a piece wondering why Curtis Granderson's defensive metrics were so awful. Yesterday's game between the Yankees and the Red Sox, won by Ciriaco on a terrible misread...

Yankees win in Ichiro's home debut

Curtis Granderson and Yankees fans gave Ichiro Suzuki a grand welcome to the Bronx.

BP Unfiltered: Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Play Center Field? by Matthew Kory

Major League Baseball players are good. Really really good. This isn't a news-flash, but it's something that we sometimes forget. I know I do. "How could you miss that 95 mph fastball?! It was right down the pipe!" Well, Mr. Sitting-On-Your-Butt-Eating-Cheetos (i.e. me), it was 95 mph. That was the first reason. So baseball is hard. We know that, but we tend...

Friday's Yankees Lineup

Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Robinson Cano 2B Mark Teixeira 1B Raul Ibanez LF Andruw Jones DH Eric Chavez 3B Ichiro Suzuki RF Russell Martin C Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes
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