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It's time to blow up Red Sox roster    NEW YORK – It will be three years and no postseason if the current trend continues with the Boston Red Sox.  Two of those seasons were during Terry Francona’s tenure as manager. This one belongs to Bobby Valentine.    Can we finally say now that it’s not the manager?    Can we finally say out loud and with some forcefulness that the problem is the roster?    What is the common denominator over the last three seasons?

It’s time to blow up Red Sox roster

Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and second baseman Dustin Pedroia won Gold Gloves.

John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox is pulled from the game in the 7th inning by manager John Farrell #53 against the Atlanta Braves on May 28.

Atlanta Braves v Boston Red Sox

John Lackey of the Boston Red Sox is pulled from the game in the inning by manager John Farrell against the Atlanta Braves during the game at Fenway Park on May 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ranking the playing careers of all 30 MLB managers  -  April 18, 2017:   11. BOSTON RED SOX: JOHN FARRELL  -    Farrell spent eight seasons as a starting pitcher at the MLB level but was never the same after missing '91 and '92 due to elbow injuries. In the prior four seasons as an Indian, he started 87 games (32-30), totaling a 3.93 ERA/1.33 WHIP with 13 complete games and two shutouts.

John Farrell, Boston Red Sox manager, diagnosed with lymphoma, sidelined indefinitely

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will partner to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief by auctioning off various items of…

New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox partner on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will partner to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief by auctioning off various items of…

8Boston, MA - 8/25/2017 - (5th inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) hands over the ball to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell as he leaves the game during the fifth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles in the first of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 26Red Sox-Orioles, LOID: 8.3.3518312820.

Rick Porcello slammed as Orioles drop Red Sox - The Boston Globe

8Boston, MA - 8/25/2017 - (5th inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello (22) hands over the ball to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell as he leaves the game during the fifth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles in the first of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 26Red Sox-Orioles, LOID: 8.3.3518312820.

Preview: Dan Roche Sits Down With Red Sox Manager John Farrell « CBS Boston

Red Sox manager John Farrell is a popular man after leading his squad to the 2013 World Series title, but he found some time to join WBZ-TV's Dan Roche for an exclusive interview for Sunday's edition of Sports Final.

Bobby Valentine..

Bobby Valentine Photos Photos: Pittsburgh Pirates v Boston Red Sox

Bobby Valentine - Significant Sigma Chi from USC, 1972 - Former manager of the Boston Red Sox, former ESPN analyst for "Sunday Night Baseball." Former player in the MLB

Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox watches batting practice before Game Two of the ALCS.

Manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox watches batting practice before Game Two of the ALCS.

1937 - Boston Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove, Boston Red Sox manager Joe Cronin, Philadelphia Athletics outfielder Wally Moses, Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx, and Boston Red Sox outfielder Doc Cramer.

1937 - Boston Red Sox pitcher Lefty Grove, Boston Red Sox manager Joe Cronin, Philadelphia Athletics outfielder Wally Moses, Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx, and Boston Red Sox outfielder Doc Cramer.

Boston Red Sox History, All-Time Team - Ted Williams, Yaz, Wade Boggs and the greatest team, managers and more.

Boston Red Sox Logo on Chris Creamer's Sports Logos Page - SportsLogos. A virtual museum of sports logos, uniforms and historical items. Currently over on display for your viewing pleasure

Clay Buchholz #11 of the Red Sox is pulled from the game by manager John Farrell against the Brewers during the game at Fenway on APR 05, 2014. Buchholz went 4.1 innings with 13H, 6R, 3K (72-54). Red Sox lost in the 11th inning 7-6.

Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox is pulled from the game by managwr John Farrell against the Milwaukee Brewers during the game at Fenway Park on April 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Red Sox let former Ranger Mitch Moreland pitch (LINK)

Red Sox let former Ranger Mitch Moreland pitch (LINK)

Terry Francona. Two World Championships in Boston.

During the parade for the Sox 2004 world series win, Terry Francona look every fan he could in the eye. It was pretty amazing.