08:13 AM ET 11.21 | The relative success of a Bobby Valentine-Ben Cherington meeting would figure to play a role in whether Bobby V lands in Boston. [On Monday, they will] trade philosophies, assess personnel and feel out each other's personalities. Then Cherington, Boston's new general manager, will return to ownership with his verdict. If Cherington approves, sources said Sunday, Valentine in all likelihood will be the Red Sox's next manager. If he doesn't, we'll learn just how much the Red Sox's oft-criticized ownership values the opinion of the highest-ranking person in its baseball-operations department -- a tug of war over power that pervaded Theo Epstein's time as GM and looks to be changing no time soon.