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09:20 AM ET 04.22 | Bobby Valentine may be hearing boos from the crowd at Fenway Park, but his boss has his back. In the aftermath of yesterday's stunning 15-9 loss to the Yankees, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington offered a vote of confidence for Valentine, saying he's "very satisfied" with the manager's performance despite the Red Sox' 4-10 record. After the game, Valentine had a closed-door meeting in his office with Cherington, principal owner John Henry and team president Larry Lucchino. "The players will always influence wins and losses more than anybody else," Cherington said. "That's no different here. He's doing the best he can with the roster he has. It'll get better. He knows that, and I know that. Along the way, if changes need to be made on the roster, that's my responsibility."

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April 22, 2012  09:29 AM ET

As I said on Friday, Sox owners are clueless.

April 22, 2012  09:30 AM ET

It looks like today's game will be rained out, so that's a plus.

April 22, 2012  09:31 AM ET

I can't stand the guy, but really, don't the players get paid to do a job? If he leaves the kid in yesterday and he throws 120 pitches and then suckks it up his next start or two they blame him.
If your bullpen cannot do better than that, then the GM and the scouts should stand at home plate and get booed.
Missing a closer? heck they cannot get to a closer toeven have it matter.

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April 22, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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"The struggling Boston Red Sox have acquired center fielder Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs."

He should be the answer. He's hitting about .070

April 22, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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For Michael Bowden and a player to be named later ....

Lackey?

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April 22, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Only 6 more games until we reach Schad's telling 20 games. Hope they can do something right.

April 22, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Good grief.

And unless Bowden's arm fell off, he has to be better than some of what we have in the bullpen.

April 22, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Lovely day today. Gray and cool. Just waiting for the rain now.

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April 22, 2012  09:49 AM ET

School vacation week and it looks lousy all week long. My wife will not be pleased.

April 22, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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Lovely day today. Gray and cool. Just waiting for the rain now.

Sunshine & 70+ degree temperatures in the Great State... and plenty of yard work to keep one occupied.

April 22, 2012  10:26 AM ET

It's not really anything Bobby V has done. Really, would the won/loss record be much different if Tito were standing at the top step in a fleece pullover? It is just that when Bobby V walks out on the field, the fans see the ownership and management who put together this team of also rans bogged down by crushing contract commitments and the players not playing up to their contracts.

April 22, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Only 6 more games until we reach Schad's telling 20 games. Hope they can do something right.

I believe the number is 40 (25% of season).

April 22, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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I believe the number is 40 (25% of season).

Traditionally, yes. But I'm willing to make an exception in this case.

 
April 22, 2012  10:32 AM ET

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