In the offseason, I was adement about keeping Alfredo Aceves, as he was one of the better pitchers for the Boston Red Sox last season but it seems to have gone a bit too far. It almost appears as though he cares about nobody but himself. First, it was getting suspended for getting pissed off when Bobby Valentine chose Andrew Bailey (the real closer) to close a game instead of him. And then, there was the weird game where he called off Salty and missed the pop up. After, when Dustin Pedroia confronted him in the dugout he argued, and shoed away Bobby V. At this point, it seems as though it has reached a boiling point and they need to let him go at the end of this season even if Bobby V doesn’t come back. No matter how good a pitcher he is, it is now clear he is one of the bad seeds in the club house, so pack his bags and send him on his way.
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Sox Sign Aceves
After watching pitcher Alfredo Aceves workout on Monday, the Red Sox signed him to a Major League contract. The former Yankee reliever is expected to be stretched out into a starter in the Spring. His role will be decided after completion.
Many Report to the Fort Early
The Boston Globe reported the Sox had nearly 50 people on the field in Fort Meyer’s yesterday for an informal work out, 5 days before pitchers and catchers are set to report. Players included Ryan Kalish, Jon Lester, Jonathan Papelbon and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Gonzalez Expected to Report Today
The Sox new slugger is expected to report to Fort Meyer’s today to begin workouts. Gonzalez is coming off shoulder surgery and has yet to be able to swing a bat but hopes to get back in the swing of things by March 1.