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Bobby Valentine is no longer the Boston Red Sox's manager, but that isn't stopping him from making controversial comments about the team. In an interview with Bob Costas on NBC Sports Network's "Costas Tonight," Valentine said Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz quit on the team this year. NBCSports.com reported that Valentine said, "David Ortiz came back after spending about six weeks on the disabled list and we thought it was only going to be a week. He got two hits the first two times up, drove in a couple runs; we were off to the races. Then he realized that this trade meant that we're not going to run this race and we're not even going to finish the race properly and he decided not to play anymore. I think at that time it was all downhill from there." The trade Valentine referred to was the Aug. 25 move that sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, right-hander Josh Beckett, left fielder Carl Crawford and infielder Nick Punto to the Lo...
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Looks like David Ortiz may finally get the two-year deal he's been wanting for quite some time.
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The Red Sox are finalizing a two-year contract with David Ortiz that will keep the slugger in Boston through 2014, Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports. The sides have already agreed on a two-year term, but haven’t yet agreed on compensation. They hope...
Terminated Boston manager Bobby Valentine claimed on Tuesday that juicehead designated hitter David Ortiz quit on the Red Sox after the team made a blockbuster trade that essentially sealed its playoff fate. The 36-year-old Ortiz, who made his Major League … Continue reading →
Bobby Valentine may be long gone and his successor already named, but it's apparently not too late for him to creat at least one last controversy in Boston. On Tuesday night, Valentine sat down for an interview with NBS Sports Network's Bob Costas on Costas Tonight, addressing many of the controversies and incidents that happened over the course of his year with the Red Sox...
While Bobby Valentine received criticism throughout the season, it was David Ortiz who was always front and center when it came time to defend his manager. Ortiz constantly emphasized that Valentine wasn't to blame for the Red Sox' struggles, which even went against the philosophy of some fans. Apparently, Ortiz's consistent support wasn't enough, though, as Valentine...
John Farrell has been announced as the new Red Sox manager, but the team might not be done making deals this week.
David Ortiz and the team are close to finalizing a deal for the slugger to return to Boston, according to ESPN.com. The deal would be for two years, according to the report, which is something that Ortiz has been very vocal about wanting in the past.
Amilie Benjamin from the Boston Globe joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss Bobby Valentine's latest comments and the Patriots upcoming game in London.
It's a new managerial era in Major League Baseball. With the dismissals of Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillen from the Red Sox and Marlins, respectively, there's an undeniable trend in the sport in terms of hiring managers. No longer are the Billy Martin-like, outspoken and thoroughly controversial skipper en vogue. Rather, there's a clear movement towards "players...
A lot has changed since last December, and that was no more clear than it was Tuesday on a sunny October day in Boston.
Just 11 months ago, Bobby Valentine was in front of the podium at Fenway Park, speaking about how excited he was to have another chance at managing again, let alone leading the Boston Red Sox.
"This day is a special day, and it's more than...
Two of the most prominent players on the Red Sox had nothing but good things to say about the hiring of John Farrell as the new manager on Sunday evening.
Jon Lester, who had a particulalrly rough 2012 season with Bobby Valentine is looking forward to 2013, and the familiarity Farrell brings to the Red Sox organization.
And David Ortiz understands the respect factor...
Costas Goes One-on-One with Bobby Valentine- Former Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine will sit down tomorrow with Bob Costas for his first interview since being fired by Boston. The interview will be part of the next edition of Costas Tonight, airing tomorrow at 10:00p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. Also on the show will