Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/19/12
Kelly Shoppach's name continues to get dragged through the Red Sox' soap opera. Although the catcher is settling into his new environment with the Mets –– he was traded earlier this week –– a New York Daily News report pinpointed Shoppach as the ringleader that contacted Red Sox ownership about issues with skipper Bobby Valentine. But the Mets catcher denied any involvement in calling the meeting, or even attending it, before Saturday's game against the Rockies. "I'm really disappointed that my name was even brought up in that," Shoppach told New York media. "I wasn't behind any texts. I actually...

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