Well, this is comforting. I mean the last thing I want to do during friggin cold, empty, snow-crusted wintah nights is fill my silly head with dreams of top free agent signings — "Cherington said the Sox are 'less likely' to pursue 'top-tier' free-agent starting pitchers."
Yeah, but what does Larry say?
Meanwhile, we also learn that Valentine says "he has reached out to every player on the Sox rostah. That included leaving a message for Josh Beckett offering to visit him this week."
☎ Leave a message at the tone...Beep
"Hey, Becks, it's me, Bobbbbbyyyyyy Valentine-ine-ine-ine... That's right, humanitarian, fluent in Japanese, one of the greatest baseball minds of a generation, and
Manager of the Boston Red Sox!
"But enough about me, this call is about you... Say, hey, Josher, did you know I invented the wrap sandwich? Bet your ass I did. Hollah back."
Valentine's doing a lot of reaching out these days — "Bobby Valentine considers adding Bill Bucker to Boston Red Sox coaching staff."
That would be a wicked PR move.
Really? You know what I think would be the wickedest PR move? Winning a friggin' shitload of ballgames, that's what.