Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wait 'til next year

The 2012 baseball season of the Boston Red Sox mercifully came to an end last night with a 14-2 loss to the AL East champion Yankees.  Finishing in last place with a record of 69-93, this was the worst Red Sox team record-wise since their 1965 predecessors went 62-100.  Shortly after noon today, news broke that the Sox had fired manager Bobby Valentine after his first year on the job.  While the team's dismal play was not entirely his fault, his replacement was certainly expected.  The dismantling of this team began more than a month ago when some of the team's most highly paid players, Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, were all traded to the Dodgers.  With all that freed-up money for payroll, this off season should be interesting. 

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