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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As many of you probably already know, Bobby Valentine went on a bit of a rant on WEEI today, and honestly who can blame him? The guy has probably had the most miserable season of any manager in the history of baseball. His players hate him, his assistant coaches don’t talk to him and his general manager never wanted to hire him.
And is what he said really that bad? Of course, it will be taken out of context by mass media but all he did was sarcastically say that he’d punch Glenn Ordway in the face. For anyone who heard the audio (listen here) it was pretty obvious he was joking.
However, this should be the last straw for Valentine. If ownership doesn’t step up and fire him now, they have no back bone. There is no point in keeping him through the year unless he is going to manage next year, which he won’t.