quote:He sure as hell didn't help matters with the antics he put on in front of the media but yeah, that is a clubhouse that should of been blown the hell up after LAST YEAR'S Epic Collapse.
The lackluster performance wasn't Bobby V's fault. Scapegoat.
[Valentine] said he was undermined by his coaching staff throughout the season. Asked by Glenn Ordway if he felt the Red Sox' coaching staff and those around him have been loyal to him during the course of the season, Valentine responded, "No." Asked why, Valentine said, "You asked me what I feel. That's what I feel." Ordway then followed up by asking if he felt he was undermined by them, to which Valentine responded "Yes." Asked why, Valentine again said, "[It's] just what I feel." Valentine didn't blame the organization for the picking of his coaches.