Manager Bobby Valentine did not leave the Boston Red Sox on the best terms. In his lone season as manager of the Red Sox, the team finished with a record of 69-93 which was their worst record in 47 years. Ever since the Red Sox fired and replace Valentine with John Farrell, all has been golden. Boston won 97 games and is making a World Series Appearance tomorrow. The Boston Globe caught up with Valentine to get his thoughts on the Red Sox turnaround:
“I’d like to think that if I came back for my second year that, given the changes and improvements, I would have been able to do the same thing,” Valentine said. “Ben did a great job this offseason rebuilding the team. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it before. Usually a team will go after one or two free agents and hope they work out. When you’re signing seven or eight guys and they all work out and blend in together as well as they did, that’s amazing to me. The entire organization should be very proud of what they did. They should take a bow. It was amazing work.”
Bobby V. sounds a little bit delusional for thinking that he could've taken the Red Sox to the same success that they are currently having. Does he forget that he lost his team multiple times over the season with different issues with players from Dustin Pedroia to Kevin Youkilis? Either way, we'll just ignore this and move on.