Tom Verducci On Felger & Mazz: Bobby Valentine Likely To Lose His Job If Sox Miss Playoffs

July 10, 2012 12:00 AM
Tom Verducci On Felger & Mazz: Bobby Valentine Likely To Lose His Job If Sox Miss Playoffs
" Tony Massarotti and Marc Bertrand were joined by Tom Verducci, of Sports Illustrated and SI , to discuss last night’s Home Run Derby, All-Star game ratings, and the Sox approach with the MLB trade deadline looming.

Did Robinson Cano deserve to be booed by the Kansas City crowd? Should a hometown player be in the Home Run Derby?

Should there be concern about the ratings drop of the All-Star Game? Regarding the game itself, should New York Mets starter, R.A Dickey, being the starter for the National League?

From a performance point of view, he’s been the best pitcher in the league in the first half of the season,” Verducci said. “He’s earned the start.”

Moving on to the Red Sox, what is the national perception of this team? What value do the Red Sox front-line starters have on the trade market? Would a shake up in the pitching staff benefit the Sox?

Will Bobby Valentine return as Sox manager next season?

“Not if they don’t make the playoffs. There’s too much invested int his team financially to say, ‘Hey, a manager deserves more than one year,’” Verducci said "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by SI.com

Tom Verducci: All-Star Game preview: Myth vs. truth for the Midsummer Classic

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is the best played of any all-star game in professional sports. It is the only one that closely resembles real competition because it is the only one that provides actual defense. The one being played tonight in ...

Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Baseball Nation

SI: All-Star Game Myths And Truths

You know about all this, because you are a well-informed fan of sports. In a column over at Sports Illustrated, Tom Verducci tackles these and some other matters as he identifies myths and shares truths related to the Midsummer Classic. It's titled ...

Read more
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 by SI.com

Tom Verducci: Cano, Votto lead Midseason Awards

To better understand how the expanded playoff format works, not to mention the wackiness of this season, pretend the season ended last night. The playoffs would begin with back-to-back wild card knockout games: the Orioles at the Angels and the Dodgers ...

Read more