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Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says David Ortiz spent more time than expected on the disabled list then returned to it after playing one game when the team made a major trade that signaled it would not compete for a postseason berth.
Valentine made his remarks in an interview with NBC's Bob Costas airing several hours after John Farrell was introduced as Boston's new manager on Tuesday.
Ortiz was at Fenway Park on Tuesday and spoke to Farrell amid reports that he and the team were closing in on a two-year deal to keep the potential free agent in Boston. Ortiz missed 71 of the last 72 games with a strained right Achilles and hit .318 with 23 homers and 60 RBIs in 90 games. He played Aug. 24, one day before the Red Sox traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Looks like David Ortiz may finally get the two-year deal he's been wanting for quite some time.
From MLB Trade Rumors:
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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