Bobby V grasping at straws

Red Sox manager calls roster weak, but his moves don't seem much better

Updated: September 17, 2012, 9:05 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When you announce, as Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine did Friday in Toronto, that you have the "weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball," the implied balance of that message is: "It's not my fault if we lose. If you're going to blame somebody, blame the no-talent bunch I'm stuck with, and the general manager who stuck me with them."

On Sunday, two days after issuing his pronouncement, Valentine tried to walk back some of his words, suspecting (correctly) ...

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