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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington suggested that he is "very satisfied" with the performance of manager Bobby Valentine, and suggested that the 4-10 start of the Red Sox' season more directly reflects on the players on the roster and Cherington's own role in assembling that talent.
"He makes the lineup out and he makes decisions during the game as to who's coming in," said Cherington. "The players will always, the players will always influence wins and losses more than anybody else. And that's no different here. He's doing the best he can with the roster he has. It'll get better, and he knows that and I know that and along the way if changes need to be made on the roster that's my responsibility."
After the game, Cherington and Valentine were joined in the manager's office by principal owner John Henry and CEO/president Larry Lucchino. The purpose, Cherington said, was to underscore the shared nature of the situation...
If there is a game on Sunday night beyond the Red Sox and Yankees, Daniel Bard will be the starter. Beyond that, however, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said that the Red Sox have to consider all options to address a pitching staff that has performed woefully this year.
The Sox are currently 4-10 with a 6.68 ERA, and the team's bullpen has been particularly dreadful. With closer Andrew Bailey having been lost on the doorstep to the season, Mark Melancon having pitched his way down to Triple-A and closer Alfredo Aceves struggling to a 24.00 ERA in his role, the Sox decision makers, Cherington said, will sleep on Saturday's 15-9 loss -- in which the bullpen allowed 14 runs -- before any role changes.
"Bard’s starting tomorrow night, so that’s where that is," said Cherington. "I think when the pitching staff is not performing and you’re 4-10, you’ve got to find ways to get better. The reality of it is that when you...
The Red Sox bullpen is now burdened with an 8.54 ERA that is the second-worst in the game. Expected closer Andrew Bailey on the disabled list until the second half of the season, expected setup man Mark Melancon is in Triple-A Pawtucket after giving up five homers in two innings spanning four appearances in the majors and current closer Alfredo Aceves holds a 24.00 ERA and a pair of horrific blown saves.
Given that brutal performance, manager Bobby Valentine was asked if his team was considering changes to the structure of its pitching staff, and specifically with the role of Daniel Bard, the pitcher who spent the last three seasons as a key late-innings reliever but who has been moved into the rotation for this year.
"Maybe. Not right here and now. Do everything these days. You take all considerations in," Valentine said of potential changes to the pitching staff.
Specifically on the subject of moving Bard to the bullpen,...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine discussed the state of affairs that confronts his team following a devastating 15-9 loss to the Yankees in which the bullpen gave up 14 runs in the final three innings, thus transforming a 9-1 advantage into the continuation of a losing streak that has now reached five.
"I think we’ve hit bottom. That’s what I told them after the game," said Valentine. "You have to sometimes hit bottom and if this isn’t bottom, we’ll find some new ends to the earth I guess, or something."
The defeat occurred in dizzying fashion, to the point where Valentine admitted that it was difficult to make sense of it.
"It all happened pretty quickly and it’s all kind of confusing right now," he said. "It happened quickly and it was hard to believe, yeah. If it’s hard to believe, it’s overwhelming."
On a personal note, Valentine was booed...
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Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
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Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder/utility man Brock Holt about his recovery from a concussion, coming back and making an impact right away against the Angels.
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys end the show listening to Gary Tanguay channeling his 1980 DJ roots. Also, producer Ken Laird is forced to read 'Love on the Other Side of the Glass again'
Kirk rips Gary for being a bad father, although both could be headed for divorce
Minihane, Tanguay and Giradi get serious for about twenty minutes to discuss the Celtics chances of landing anybody in free agency.
Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase talk about John Farrell, the Front Office, and the Sox Roster.
WEEI Bruins Reporter DJ Bean joins Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase to talk about the Bruins signing David Backes to a 5 year deal, and Torey Krug to a 4 year deal, and NHL Free Agency as a whole.
Conservative Curt and Liberal John go toe-to-toe about guns and politics.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive on a freestyle Friday!
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We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable go over the state of the Red Sox minor league, with help from the voice of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Mike Antonellis.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin talks to Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy about getting drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins.
Ben, Russ and Alex start the show by discussing the breaking news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is headed to Manchester United. They also continue to cover the EURO's and Iceland's improbable run through the tourney. And of course, inevitably, they address Lionel Messi's announcement that he is retiring from Argentina.
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