Celebrating Mike Piazza

Happy New Year! 2016 has been kicked off with a bang if you’re a Mets fan. First, word came that there will be a series of celebrations commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the last Mets World Championship. 30 years is a heckuva long time ago, but it should be fun stuff, even if a lot of those memories will be lost among the younger fans among us. But today belongs to...
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: The Eighth Inning Is Now Koji Time

Welcome to BP Boston’s Roster Recap series! Over the next four months, we’ll be breaking down every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. There’s no better time than the offseason to review the best (there...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Collins will be around for a long while

Is Terry Collins the greatest Mets manager of all-time? No. But he might soon be the longest tenured. It is hard to stay Mets manager. The average Mets skipper lasts just 430 games, fired around August in his third year. To put that in perspective, the Yankees, who became known for firing their managers like other teams changed pitchers, average 568 games per manager. The Cardinals...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo would be 'honored' by managerial offers

CLEVELAND — Torey Lovullo’s resume has never looked better. Lovullo was an intriguing managerial candidate before he became the Boston Red Sox’s interim skipper when John Farrell stepped away from the team to treat his Stage 1 lymphoma. Now, with the Red Sox on a solid run to close out the 2015 season, it’s reasonable to wonder what’s next for Lovullo. “I haven’t...
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

DVR alert: New EPIX documentary examines faulty procedures in drug testing

EPIX has an interesting documentary that premiere tonight on the other side of drug testing. The film shows how innocent athletes have had their careers derailed because of faulty testing procedures. The official release from EPIX: Premium TV network EPIX® announced today that its newest one-hour Original Documentary Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports, which offersa timely and critical...
Via Sherman Report
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine approves of PEDs, calls for mainstream acceptance

The always controversial Bobby Valentine is at it again, claiming that performance enhancing drugs are no different than weightlifting and saying that they will eventually find mainstream acceptance. The former MLB manager and current Sacred Heart athletic director made the comments in an SI Now appearance on Friday, where he was quizzed about PEDs in sports and whether they were...
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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine: PEDs are good for sports

The always controversial Bobby Valentine is at it again, claiming that performance enhancing drugs are no different than weightlifting and saying that they will eventually find mainstream acceptance. The former MLB manager and current Sacred Heart athletic director made the comments in an SI Now appearance on Friday, where he was quizzed about PEDs in sports and whether they were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

A Preview of Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports

Far too often does scandal unnaturally paint the portrait of the perpetrator, leaving the victim shadowed behind a layer of dirty colors.Sports are no different. EPIX® presents Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports, a feature-length documentary that delves into the notably less publicized realm of recent steroid issues, highlighting the athletes who opted against the route...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Says Mets Could Win World Series

In the last three weeks, the conversation has largely shifted from if the Mets make the postseason to when. The question still remaining however, is whether this is a team capable of playing deep into October or not. Bobby Valentine, who knows a thing or two about quality Mets baseball, believes this year’s club could […]
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dumpster Fire Burns On Strong

I asked the question almost two months ago and boldly stated that Red Sox fans would have no meaningful games after the 4th of July. And here we are, watching a Bobby Valentine-esque bunch of guys who just don’t give a **** being led into battle by a manager who wishes he knew a fraction of what Bobby V knows about baseball. And the pythagorean theorem or making wraps for that...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Willie Randolph Deserved Better From Mets

It was nice to see the Yankees honor Willie Randolph, but it was also a reminder of how shabbily he was treated by the Mets during his short tenure as manager. Randolph’s lifetime 302-253 record is the third highest record among Mets’ managers, behind Davey Johnson and Bobby Valentine. RANDOLPH: Back stabbed in the end. (AP) The Mets were on the verge of becoming a National...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: Here we go again…

Photo by Aunti Juli We’ve reached a point in the season that Red Sox Nation should be all to familiar with in recent years. The point where on-field play is an afterthought, and the fans and media have grown tired of complaining about the players, coaches, and front office. I’m talking, of course, about the point of the season where a non-story becomes front page news. In the...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Collins Passes Gil Hodges For Third All-Time In Franchise Wins

Terry Collins won his 340th game with the Mets last night, surpassing Gil Hodges for the third-most managerial wins in team history. Only Davey Johnson (595) and Bobby Valentine (536) have more victories. While this is a nice milestone for the Collins, he has yet to manage the team to a winning season. He started his tenure in New York back in 2011, and his overall winning percentage...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

June 15th, And The Red Sox Season Is Over

It sure feels that way, doesn’t it? School’s not out yet, but Red Sox done – Scott Lauber has the team out of contention before they can even launch their “Calling all kids” campaign in earnest. It’s time for the Red Sox to call for a changeup – Chris Gasper says “We’re officially in Bobby Valentine, avert-your-eyes territory, people.” Red Sox’ chosen path...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Reveling in Boston Red Sox's fans abject misery -- yeah, I went there!

Any truth to the rumor that Pablo Sandovalis now known as Kung Boo Panda?Schadenfreude: It's not just for breakfast anymore!Have you seen what is going on in Red Sox Nation these days? Boston is having a positively Bobby Valentinesque year. The team is simply awful. They are in last place with a 27-37 record, one of the worst records in baseball. Pitcher Wade Miley threw a hissy...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

History Shows Red Sox’s No. 7 Draft Pick Could Yield Big Name (Photos)

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will pick seventh in the 2015 Major League Baseball first-year player draft. It’s a bad thing for the Red Sox because it’s a product of their failed 2014 season. However, it could be a positive in the long run because several impact players have been selected at No. 7 overall in the past. The Red Sox...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Owner John Henry offers unwavering support for Cherington, Farrell

At 22-29, the 2015 Boston Red Sox are starting to look like the wretched 2012 Bobby Valentine team.Naturally, people outside of the organization have been wondering how hot the seats are of manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington.Before today's game, owner John Henry was asked about these two guys and offered his unwavering support for them:That has to be a breath...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade options galore for the Red Sox

Following a disheartening walk off loss at the hands of the rejuvenated Josh Hamilton and the Texas Rangers, the slumping Boston Red Sox fell to a season low seven games under .500 at 22-29, good for last place in the unimpressive American League East. The struggling Sox averaged just a shade over 2.8 runs per game in the month of May. Their 10-19 record on the month is the team’s...
Via Baseball Essential
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Rusney Castillo do some straight Superman stuff

Scott LevesqueTwitter: @mendoza_linesI must be trapped in some alternate universe where the Red Sox have regressed to the point that rehiring Bobby Valentine is a legitimate option. If I ever use the word "testicular fortitude" to describe this team it's your personal responsibility to question whether or not I'm on a daily regiment of fried chicken and beer.Alright, I'm done complaining...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine ‘Very Excited’ About Upcoming Return To Fenway Park

This embed is invalid" /> Bobby V. will be back in The Bean this week. Bobby Valentine is scheduled to serve as an ESPN analyst for Wednesday night’s Boston Red Sox-Texas Rangers game at Fenway Park, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. It’ll be Valentine’s first visit to Fenway since the Red Sox fired him as their manager following...
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Did ESPN and the Boston courtiers spend the winter drinking Redsocks' Kool-Aid?

In this millennium, ESPN's broadcast booth has been a virtual Hebrew Home at Riverside - (I've been there; it's like a college campus!) - for homey and verbose ex-Redsock lug nuts.Terry Francona (2012) practically switched seats with Bobby Valentine (2011), and then there was Nomar Garciaparra (2010-13) and now the eternally bloody-socked Curtis Montague Schilling. Let's not forget...

What in the world is Dan Shaughnessy talking about?

Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing WriterI had to read the paragraph again. And then a third time.Yes, he really wrote that. Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy wrote that the 2013 Red Sox championship season was “incredibly lucky and somewhat inadvertent.”Now, I have taken Doom-and-Gloom Dan with a grain of salt since he suggested Red Sox Nation should panic if the Red Sox...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Already?

  Denton here. One week away from Opening Day and I’ve decided to come out of my cave. My decision to embrace the whole hibernation thing was genius. Did I miss anything? How was the weather? At long last, real baseball is just around the corner. Don’t be discouraged by that dirty white **** on the ground, Mother Nature will take care of that soon enough. The boys will leave...
Via Surviving Grady
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller Benefited From Red Sox’s 2012: ‘Bobby V Was Good For Me’

Bobby Valentine’s disastrous one-year tenure as manager of the Boston Red Sox helped at least one player: Andrew Miller. Miller, who signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the New York Yankees over the offseason, looked like a first-round bust until Valentine converted the left-hander from a starter into a full-time reliever in 2012. That fact isn’t lost on Miller, who...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Worst to First to Worst to… First?

Fenway Park – Photo Credit – Chrissy R. 2013 seems like such a distant memory to the fans in Boston now as we approach Spring Training 2015, just less than 2 months away from now. The taste of victory and baseball supremacy has left the mouths of fans and the remaining members of the 2013 Red Sox World Champions squad. After the disaster that was 2012 and everybody in the 617...
Via Hot Stove MLB
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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