Found September 17, 2012 on NESN.com:
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox have 15 games left to play in 2012. At 66-81 and 17 1/2 games back in the AL East, they have to win out to finish at .500. Don't bet the mortgage, kid's college fund or lunch money that Boston will run the table. In fact, betting anything more than a handshake is a bad idea. The Red Sox have not had a three-game winning streak since July 30 after failing to sweep the Blue Jays on Sunday. But the show must go on, and Bobby Valentine is committed to keeping the tent on...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Valentine clarifies "weakest roster" remark

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...

Bobby Valentine called Red Sox September roster weakest in history, then said it wasn’t a criticism

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...

Red Sox Show Attitude, Win Two Straight After Bobby Valentine Called Roster 'Weak'

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...

Dustin Pedroia Says He Thought Bobby Valentine Was Yelling at Him When He Got News Son Was Being Born (Video)

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...

Your Morning Dump...Where Valentine explains himself...again

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "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...

Bobby Valentine Cites Strategy Over Feelings in Decision to Pinch-Hit For Jose Iglesias

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...

Red Sox News & Notes - 9/17

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 ...

Valentine tries to explain remark

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.''

Bobby Valentine pinch hits for Jose Iglesias on a 2-2 count

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...

Jose Iglesias Reacts to Bobby Valentine's Decision to Pinch Hit in Middle of At Bat (Video)

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...

Bobby Valentine Pinch Hits for Jose Iglesias in Middle of At-Bat, 2-2 Count

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...

Felix Doubront Needs to Take Next Step, Evolve From Groundhog Day Outings of 2012

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. Felix Doubront has about as much pure "stuff" as any pitcher in baseball. The 24-year-old left-hander features an almost inumerable number of pitches -- two and four-seam fastballs...
Red Sox News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.