Found March 24, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
Christopher Gasper has a piece in the Globe that is sure to get noticed.A wedge appears to be forming between new manager Bobby Valentine and new general manager Ben Cherington on the best way to employ Daniel Bard, starter or reliever, and the best place to employ shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias, Fenway Park or Pawtucket.(snip)We have the first sign of discord in this shotgun marriage. Whose evaluation wins out, Valentine’s or Cherington’s, is going to signal how the Sox are going to be run and who wields the power in baseball operations.The Sox can talk about collaborative processes and multifactorial reviews all they want, but at the end of the day someone gets the final say.These are the disputes?Here's a guess who wields the power: Cherington. Any GM, in the Moneyball era, is more powerful than any manager. Maybe someone like Tony LaRussa or Joe Torre could eventually get their way on some issues, but those guys are gone, aren't they?Another Globe item of inter...

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Bobby V takes swipe at Yankees

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Report: Power struggle between Bobby Valentine and management

The honeymoon for Bobby Valentine in Boston is just about over, if we are to believe a report from Boston Globe columnist Christopher Gasper. The 2012 season opener is just around the corner and the new Red Sox manager is already at odds with new GM Ben Cherington on how best to use Daniel Bard this upcoming season, and whether or not stud-prospect Jose Iglesias should be joining...

Red Sox Make More Cuts at 2012 Spring Training

Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine promised he'd make more cuts this week and that's what he did on Friday. Here's the release: FORT MYERS, FL—The Red Sox today optioned right-handed pitchers Clayton Mortensen and Junichi Tazawa, and catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Pawtucket.  The club also reassigned right-handed pitcher Brandon Duckworth, left-handed...

Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine is angering managers in Spring Training

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Bobby Valentine blasts Joe Girardi for calling a tie game after 9 innings

With the Red Sox and Yankees locked in a 4-4 tie after 9 innings on Thursday night, Joe Girardi decided his squad was out of gas. The Yankees manager told the umpires he was out of pitchers, so there was no choice but to end the game in a tie. Bobby Valentine would have preferred to keep things going, and after the game he made it clear that he wasn’t buying Girardi’s no pitchers...

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Don Draper gives advice to the 2012 Red Sox

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Dice by June?

According to several sources, Bobby Valentine has said that Daisuke Matsuzaka might return as early as June 1. That is, by far, the most optimistic prediction to date.Of course, then he has to win games and stuff. But it could be exciting!

Padilla is out of the running

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Alfredo Aceves Struggles Against Phillies, Not Major Concern for Red Sox Coaching Staff (Video)

Earlier in the week, Bobby Valentine seemed fairly confident that Alfredo Aceves was going to be one the final two pitchers in the Red Sox starting roatation. Saturday's outing didn't do that thought any justice. Aceves struggled mightily on Saturday, allowing nine runs in just three innings of work, making his trip to the rotation look a little less certain. Aceves did remain...

Vote: Should Mike Aviles or Jose Iglesias Be the Red Sox' Opening Day Shortstop?

The Red Sox' shortstop battle has been one of the biggest storylines of spring training, and we appear to be no closer to a decision now than when camp first started. Mike Aviles started off as the favorite to receive a bulk of the playing time at short this season. Not only does he provide veteran leadership, but he's seen as a bigger offensive threat than Jose Iglesias...

Jenny Dell Chronicles Day in the Life Covering Red Sox Down at Spring Training (Photos)

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Vicente Padilla Axed From Starting Pitcher Competition, Remains An Option for the Bullpen

SARASOTA, Fla. –– Another pitcher has been slashed out of starting contention. Before Friday’s 6-5 loss, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced Vicente Padilla would no longer be an immediate candidate for the starting rotation and would be scheduled to toss a one-inning outing in relief. "That hamstring [injury] retarded his ability to, I think, get enough innings...

Moneyball vs Bobby-ball

So we are a week and a half away from Opening Day and it seems that the roster wars have begun between Booby V (pun intended) and Ben Cherington or so it seems. Valentine has been somewhat reluctant to reveal his plans for the opening day 25 man roster and it appears as if Cherington and Valentine have come to a disagreement on the decisions regarding Daniel Bard and Jose Iglesias...
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