This week, Phil Mickelson has a baseball team, Dusty Baker has cliches, and Barry Bonds has hubris.
“Yeah, of course. Of course we can do better than that,” Valentine said. “I don’t think that’s so optimistic. I think if we stay healthy, and right now we have some concerns in the bullpen, if we can stabilize, there is big runs ahead.”
So, Bobby Valentine thinks the Red Sox are still a playoff team. I mean, maybe, I doubt it. What really worries me is his rationale sounds exactly the same as the way I talk about the Blue Jays’ season. This does not bode well for either of our teams’ futures.