Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine continues to raise eyebrows.
Before tonight's game in Toronto he was asked whether Boston could expect any additional call-ups from the Pawtucket Red Sox, who are making their way through the playoffs.
The manager said there might be one or two players that make it up to the big league team.
According to Boston Globe reporter Michael Vega, when asked if there was any specific area where the team needed help, 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.''
The Red Sox lost their 80th game of the season Thursday night against the Yankees. The Red Sox haven't lost 80 games in a year since 1997, and they haven't had 80 losses as of Sept. 13 since 1966 when they lost 90 games and finished in ninth place out of 10 American League teams.
The Red Sox have 18 games to go in the 2012 season.
What do you think of Valentine calling this team's roster the "weakest ever"? What kind of message does that send to the players and fans? Or was he just speaking the truth? Let us know in the comments below.
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