Matt Howell

RED SOX NEWS: Why Bobby Valentine is Not to Blame for Boston's Early Struggles

on April 23 2012 7:01 PM
RED SOX NEWS: Why Bobby Valentine is Not to Blame for Boston's Early Struggles

Ever since he was given the job in the offseason, Bobby Valentine's job in Boston has been surrounded by Red Sox fans against the manager coming to the city.

In a city like Boston, a 4-10 start isn't exactly how to become a fan favorite, but in reality the slow start isn't all Bobby V's fault. For starters, you have to look at each game individually. The only game that he has made a questionable decision thus far in the season was the last game of the series against the Rays, leaving Bard in with the bases loaded and 2 outs with over 100 pitches and eventually walked Longoria to bring in the only run of the game. All this being said, the following areas are where blame should be taking place: owners, Theo Epstein, Ben Cherington, pitching.