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Ben Cherington joined the Red Sox in Seattle on Monday, fueling speculation that he was preparing to fire manager Bobby Valentine. It turned out that wasn't the case, and that Cherington and Red Sox principal owner John Henry are just in town on a "fact-finding" mission. Cherington took time out of that mission to talk with NESN's Naoko Funayama about the team's recent past and its future. See the video above from Red Sox First Pitch to hear what the Red Sox general manager had to say.

Bobby Valentine Responds to Job Security Speculation, Sarcastically Apologizes to Those Calling for His Firing

Bobby Valentine remains the manager of the Boston Red Sox, and despite what other people may think of that, Valentine is keeping his good humor. On Monday, speculation ran rampant that a visit to Seattle by Red Sox principal owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington signalled Valentine's impending dismissal. However, the two member of the Sox front office emphasized...

Bobby Valentine Demoralized by Never-Ending Twists, Turns of Red Sox Season (Video)

The Red Sox have used 55 different players at the major league level already this season, and that number will likely continue to grow as more Triple-A players make the trek up to Boston. This is not the way manager Bobby Valentine was expecting to spend his first season with the Red Sox, and the team's performance has certainly suffered from the lack of consistency. All the...

Bobby Valentine tells radio host ‘I’d punch you in the mouth’

In the latest example of why Bobby Valentine was not a good fit for Boston, the Red Sox manager went off during a radio interview and told the host he’d punch him in the mouth. Valentine was appearing on WEEI’s “The Big Show” and was asked by Glenn Ordway if he had checked out of the season. He didn’t respond kindly. “What an embarrassing thing to say,” Valentine answered...

Bobby Valentine Dealt Tough Hand, As Red Sox Still Face Questions Beyond Manager's Control (Video)

Bobby Valentine has been the subject of much discussion during his first season at the helm of the Red Sox, and the talk shows no sign of winding down as the Red Sox season does. With Red Sox principal owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington in Seattle for the team's three-game series with the Mariners, while the Sox are in the midst of a six-game losing streak, many...

Bobby Valentine Can Still Shine as Major League Manager if Given Right Situation

Bobby Valentine wanted to manage again. He so wanted to return to Major League Baseball that he may have agreed to hold the clipboard for a team that resembled a traveling circus or called the shots at a club better fit for a comedy show. He got the Red Sox. Boston's season has been so wild and varied that it's hard to know which parts are true and what just needs to be put...

Bobby V Doesn't Like Glenn Ordway

((HT: WEEI-AM Radio Boston)) Everyone knows that the Boston Red Sox season has been one, big dumpster fire... And, now, manager Bobby Valentine admits that the 2012 season has been "miserable" and got to address rumors that he was late to the ballpark for a game with Ordway and Michael Holley. That's when Valentine fought back and wanted to fight back... ...

Alfredo Aceves Will Likely Start at Some Point Before Season Ends, Bobby Valentine Says

Alfredo Aceves' role on the pitching staff has been uncertain in recent days. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has said he wants to stretch Aceves' outings, but Valentine didn't say whether that would be as a starter or in long relief. On Sunday, though, Valentine said he was leaning toward giving Aceves a start before the end of the season. "The program is for him...

Bobby Valentine Would Like to Punch WEEI's Glenn Ordway, Michael Holley

Bobby Valentine did his weekly interview today on WEEI's The Big Show. Asked if he's 'checked out' of the season, V was none too pleased: "What an embarrassing thing to say. If I were there right... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Column: Bobby V. leads Bosox in race to the bottom

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist You can never say for certain that a team has given up, but the Red Sox are making it awfully tempting. They've lost the first six games on this latest West Coast swing, which arrived at the tail end of a five week-long skid that saw them plummet from 3 1/2 games out of a potential playoff spot to the depths of the American...

Bobby V outraged over media coverage of his performance

Sports Illustrated cover boy Bobby Valentine exploded in his weekly radio interview with WEEI's The Big Show today. Glenn Ordway asked him about the public perception that he's given up on the team, citing his being late to the park for a game last week. Valentine lost it: "What an embarrassing thing to say. If I were there right now, I'd punch you right in the...

Audio: Bobby Valentine On The Big Show

If there wasn't any doubt that Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine has lost touch with reality, all you need to do is listen to his interview on The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley on WEEI earlier this afternoon to confirm it. {mp3remote}{/mp3remote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs...

BoSox GM on team: 'Hard to watch'

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington admitted that he is having a tough time watching the team play so poorly this season.

Bobby V Goes Off On Ordway, How Much Longer Can He Last?

While his team continues to nosedive and rumors circulate about his future, Bobby Valentine remains combative, as evidenced this afternoon in a defiant, semi-crazed sounding segment on The Big Show. Here’s the transcript from, but you need to hear it to get the full effect. This is the part that will get the most attention: Ordway: Let’s get it on the table. People back...
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