Sept. 14: Bobby Valentine says Red Sox have 'weakest roster': The manager said the Red Sox’ September depth chart was inadequate, especially with Pawtucket having played into its postseason for the AAA championship. Asked if there was a specific area of his roster that needed reinforcement, Valentine said, "Are you kidding? This is the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball. We could use help everywhere. We've got four outfielders and it's September, yeah. We've got four infielders, it's September — of course. If there are people who could be brought up, we should bring 'em up, but I don't know that there's a lot of guys left." Valentine later backpedaled from the remark, saying that he meant "weakest" in terms of quantity, not quality.