Red Sox owners meet in Seattle, but don't fire Bobby Valentine

Sox owners meet in Seattle, but forget to fire Bobby Valentine

9/3/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

August 28, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine (25) during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIREWhen it was announced that the Red Sox ownership team was visiting the team in Seattle, most people assumed that they were going there to announce the firing of manager Bobby Valentine.

Unfortunately, principal owner John Henry says that Valentine's job is still safe, and that it was a meeting that was scheduled several weeks ago.

Most Red Sox fans aren't thrilled with that. Valentine has managed to estrange pretty much everyone, including players, coaches, and fans.

The latest blowup was with Alfredo Aceves, the former closer who fell from grace when Andrew Bailey got healthy and started out-performing him.

Aceves got in a shouting match with second basemen Dustin Pedroia, after several pickoff moves to 2nd base without Pedroia realizing it.

Valentine has lost complete control of the team, and they're in the midst of one of their worst seasons in over a decade. It's time to get rid of him. In fact, it's PAST time.
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