Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Yesterday afternoon, Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher who helped the organization to win two World Series gave his ever so surprising opinion on WEEI’s Mut & Merloni show on how he believes things are going with new manager Bobby Valentine. He stated that he didn’t believe it was going well, and that Valentine pretty much wasn’t the right guy for the clubhouse in Beantown. Schilling is a Terry Francona guy, and is probably sour on the fact that the team chose not to bring him back for another year. Problem is that Schilling isn’t a member of the organization, and there is no way for him to have a feel of the pulse in the Red Sox clubhouse.

Schilling’s former teammate, Josh Beckett, went on the Big Show and had a few choice words for this old pitching partner

“I haven’t seen him around this year. Is he one of our pitchers?”

“I haven’t seen him around,” Beckett continued. “I’d think if someone knew that much they’d probably be a little closer to it. Game’s a lot easier from over there [as a media petrson], I think. As far as him speaking about how things are being run, I haven’t seen him around here to where he would know that much.”

Beckett would go on to defend Valentine, and how he is operating things this Spring. Beckett pointed out that he feels fresh and ready to go this year, more so than years past. That isn’t necessarily a swipe at his old manager, but just an indication that he has his new manager’s back.

The scrutiny of the Red Sox is at an all-time high, from the local media to old players. Last years terrible start and even more pathetic collapse has them in the cross-hairs of everyone that has the opportunity to speak about them, and the only way they can get out from underneath the microscope is to win baseball games. Though a talented team, they play in the AL East, so it isn’t necessarily an easy task. But the players seem to have each others backs, and Bobby Valentine’s as well heading into next weeks season opener.

With that said, things are going to pickup even more once the team returns from Florida to begin the season, and if they start like they did last year, Schilling and every single Boston area beat writer and callers from Taunton, MA are going to be tearing the clubhouse apart.

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