David Ortiz rips former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, who fires back at Big Papi

All these years later, the 2012 Boston Red Sox are still dysfunctional.

David Ortiz has reopened old wounds from that disastrous season, placing much of the blame for a 69-93 season on manager Bobby Valentine in Ortiz’s new autobiography, Papi: My Story.

Womens Ryan Harris Jersey From excerpts published on SI.com:

Morneau had early success as a DH with the White Sox last season but hit only one home run in his final 27 games with Chicago. He finished with a .731 OPS and six home runs in 218 plate appearances. Now 36 and well past his MVP days with the Twins, the left-handed slugger gets to hit against major league arms in a WBC group that includes the U.S., the Dominican Republic and Colombia.

Breslow is three seasons removed from a career year with the Red Sox (1.81 ERA in 61 games for a World Series champion) and he’s 36. But he’s left-handed, and he’s presumably healthy enough to pitch in the WBC. Those two reasons alone give him hope of securing at least a minor league contract if he looks halfway decent.

Morales, 31, missed almost all of last season with the Blue Jays because of an injury to his pitching shoulder. He was a big part of the World Series champion Royals’ bullpen in 2015 (3.18 ERA in 67 games), so he has a record of recent success if a team wants to take a chance on him.

Terry Bradshaw Limited Jersey Aviles, who will turn 36 on March 13, became a serviceable utility player late in his career, but his numbers have been in steady decline. Last year with the Tigers, he slashed .210/.258/.269 in 68 games. He can play the infield and outfield, though, and he could be a candidate for a minor league deal if he hits in the WBC.

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