Found August 15, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
Over the past few days a huge uproar has engulfed the Boston Red Sox, after a report on Yahoo! Sports claimed several of the team’s players had complained about manager Bobby Valentine to the team’s owners. Jeff Passan’s report said players blasted Valentine to owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino in a heated meeting after a text message was sent by a group of frustrated players. Now Henry has vehemently denied that report and has publicly backed his team’s manager. He also wrote an email to media outlets that confirmed the meeting took place but denied that anyone took the position that Valentine should be replaced. Passan’s report claimed Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia had led the push to oust Valentine. On Tuesday night, Pedroia denied that, claiming that the team’s struggling is the fault of the players. Gonzalez agreed with that sentiment on Wednesday. Gonzalez had the following to say about the incident and the Yahoo! article: “The source is inaccurate. He says that I wa...

Mutiny underway in Boston?

According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, several high profile Red Sox players complained to ownership in July about the managerial ways of Bobby Valentine. 

Report: Red Sox players had meeting with owners to complain about Valentine

A group of Boston Red Sox player were highly critical of manager Bobby Valentine in a meeting with Red Sox owners last month, and some even said they did not want to play for Valentine anymore, Yahoo! Sports reported on Tuesday. According to the report, which used three unnamed sources, a meeting with owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino was called after a text message was sent...

Top 10 reasons why the Red Sox are in mutiny against Bobby Valentine

10) Just in case you haven't heard, Valentine is actually a terrible human being, and oddly obsessed with strawberries9) No Theo Epstein to distract attention away from him, and that eyepatch he keeps wearing in private is also starting to rankle8) Feel that he's the reason they can't have nice things, like a healthy 3B, good bullpen or decent SPs7) Replacing liquor and...

Yahoo!: Anti-Valentine regiment met with owners about manager

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! has a juicy, gossip-filled article about the unrest on Yawkey Way. It culminates around a meeting that took place in July at the behest of a group of Red Sox players, including Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia, at which they expressed displeasure with many of Bobby Valentine's tactics. Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia were among the most vocal in the meeting...

Red Sox' Sixth-Inning Breakdown an Apt Metaphor for Fast-Unravelling Season

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was just a routine, sixth-inning back-to-the-box ground ball which should have yielded an inning-ending double play. Baltimore Orioles star center fielder Adam Jones hit a one-bouncer...

Dustin Pedroia Right to Place Blame With Players, Not Bobby Valentine, for Team's Disappointing Year

The time for words is over. The Red Sox can no longer blame their struggles on the specter of last September hanging over their season, on the difficulty of adjusting to Bobby Valentine's managerial style or on the multitude of rumors floating around. After 117 games, the blame can only be focused on one place: the performance of the team on the field. Which is exactly where...

24 NSFW Get Bobby V The F**k Out Of Boston Tweets

From the moment the Red Sox announced the hiring of Bobby Valentine, things have been rocky. Sure he had his cute introductory press conference, but that was long forgotten after the dreadful start the Sox had to the 2012 season. Then it was the Youkilis falling out. Now this…on Tuesday the Red Sox players requested a sit down with ownership on the state of the team and Bobby...

Red Sox's Pedroia denies wanting Valentine ousted

If Dustin Pedroia and his Boston Red Sox teammates did go to management in late July demanding that manager Bobby Valentine be removed from the job, they aren’t admitting it. After a Yahoo Sports story indicated that Boston players were critical of Valentine during a meeting with team executives on July 26 in New York, Pedroia distanced himself from the report Tuesday night afterâ€...

Random Athlete of the Day- Old Hoss Radbourn

The game of baseball has greatly evolved since its inception in the mid-19th century. Back in those days, if someone hit five home runs in a season they were considered a power hitter. Starters pitched in a four man rotations and relieved on the days they weren’t starting. The idea of pitch counts was almost as ridiculous as Bobby Valentine’s claim that the Red Sox can still...

Bonus Quote of the Day

"I'm not going to blame anything on Bobby, and I don't think anyone else is. It's on the players. Last year wasn't on Tito. I know he took it hard. We all did. I mean, geez. It's on the players." -Dustin Pedroia denying he wanted Bobby Valentine fired.

Red Sox Lineup Looks to Build on Sunday's 14-Run Outburst as Boston Opens Series in Baltimore

After scoring 14 runs against the Indians on Sunday, the Red Sox probably wish they didn't have Monday off and could continue to keep those hot bats on the field. Nonetheless, the Sox find themselves in Baltimore on Tuesday knowing that they need to continue that hot hitting and go on a sustained run of wins immediately or their season is likely over. On that note, manager Bobby...

08-15 Richard Justice columnist Richard Justice joins Rob and Amy to discuss Stephen Strasburg's pitching count and the swirling rumors about Bobby Valentine's jobs security.
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