Posted September 15, 2012

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine: September roster weakest in ‘history of baseball’


Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says his September roster is the weakest in history of baseball. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine isn’t too confident about his team’s roster coming down the stretch of the season.

Trying to assess what he has on the team’s 40 man roster, Valentine didn’t mince words when trying to describe the team’s talent.

“Are you kidding?” Valentine said, according to “This is the weakest roster we’ve ever had in September in the history of baseball. It could use help everywhere.”

The Red Sox have lost 18 of their 23 games and among American League teams, only Cleveland and Minnesota have worse records.

Valentine said the Red Sox could add “one or two guys” from Triple-A Pawtucket in the upcoming week.

“If there are people who could be brought up, we should bring them up,” he said. “But I don’t know that there’s a lot of guys left.”

BoSox Fan 19501
BoSox Fan 19501

Yup, njblue821, you're absolutely right. "Insane" being the operative word in your statement. As everyone with a whit of common sense knows, management does not stab its players in the back. Individually or collectively. Throwing the entire roster under the bus is so offensive as to render most baseball wits speechless. Anyone got any ideas as to how we can render Valentine speechless, barring a serious felony? Me neither. Just wondering. It would benefit all involved if Valentine could embrace the age-old concept that "Sometimes 'tis better to remain silent and appear the fool than it is to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

njblue821 1 Like

Did the Sox hitch their wagon to the right guy?  Ownership made a great decision when they dumped whiny malcontents like Gonzalez and Beckett but, um, isn't insulting the entire current roster a move that a sane manager does not make?