Valentine thinks Sox are playoff team
August, 8, 2012
Though his team has been hovering around the mark all season, Bobby Valentine doesn’t see the Red Sox as a .500 baseball team.
"I think we're a playoff team and I think we're going to be there before the season is over," Valentine said Wednesday morning in an interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI.
When it was suggested by a host that the team would probably need to get to around 89 wins to earn the second wild card spot -- which would mean a 34-17 record the rest of the way – Valentine thought that sounded doable.
"Yeah, of course," Valentine said. "Of course, we can do better than that. I don't think that's so optimistic, I think it’s realistic if we stay healthy. Right now we have some concerns in the bullpen, if that stabilizes I think there’s big runs ahead."
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