Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/19/12
By: Gordon Edes/ESPN BostonFORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bobby Valentine didn’t need an admonition from a judge to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth after Monday’s 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Red Sox manager spared no one, including himself, in a postgame analysis in which he skewered relief pitcher Mark Melancon with sarcasm, offered no protection to rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias for missing a sign, lamented that starting pitcher Felix Doubrontlacked a “killer pitch” and blamed his own “confusion” for an unsettled bullpen situation. And Valentine did so without so much as a hint of anger or irritation. Just the facts, ma’am, or at least the Truth According to Bobby V.   I've got no problem with any of this.It's getting to be that point in the spring season where guys are going to have the tendency to slack off because of the mundane nature of spring training. When in reality this should be the point where progress can be seen and players start to buckle down
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