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08:24 AM ET 08.15 | Both on and off the field, the Red Sox were roughed up Tuesday. Dustin Pedroia, who was named along with Adrian Gonzalez as the players most vocal in ripping Bobby Valentine at a meeting called by Sox owners on July 26 to discuss the state of the team, was upset with the manner in which he was portrayed in a Yahoo! Sports story. "I really haven't read it all. It's tough. We had a meeting -- I'll be honest with everybody -- we had a meeting in New York and the coaches had a meeting, Bobby had a meeting, we all had a meeting, and when I spoke I said we all need to get better." ... Asked if it was an easy solution to fire the manager, he said, "I don't think Bobby should be fired. Listen, we haven't played well. That's the bottom line."

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August 15, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Stick a fork in them.

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August 15, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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So.... everyone had a meeting?

So it would appear.

August 15, 2012  08:32 AM ET

This whole story gets uglier by the day.

August 15, 2012  08:34 AM ET

The thread du jour.

August 15, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This whole story gets uglier by the day.

Sad to see a great franchise in such disarray........


Clem.....I am being very serious with this statement..........No Joking......

August 15, 2012  08:38 AM ET

AAAARRRRGGGG! Munity! Cast the scuvry dog adrift!

August 15, 2012  08:39 AM ET
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AAAARRRRGGGG! Munity! Cast the scuvry dog adrift!

Cooper ?????

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August 15, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Since September 3 of last year , the Red Sox have played .444 baseball over a 144 game span ( 64-80). The same as the Marlins this year. That takes more than a meeting to fix. When you play like the Padres for a year, it is time to get serious about who and what you are.

August 15, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sad to see a great franchise in such disarray........Clem.....I am being very serious with this statement..........No Joking......

I understand.

August 15, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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I guess there was a meeting.

You don't say!

August 15, 2012  08:45 AM ET

This whole saga is sofa king melodramatic. They need a competent starting pitcher or two and we wouldn't be having any of these discussions.

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August 15, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Top to bottom this team has been a total failure so it doesn't do any good to point fingers.

August 15, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Yes I do!

Well, then that's it. Mystery solved.

August 15, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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This whole saga is sofa king melodramatic. They need a competent starting pitcher or two and we wouldn't be having any of these discussions.

If Beckett and Lester were merely .500 pitchers, the Sox would be leading in the wild card race.

August 15, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Top to bottom this team has been a total failure so it doesn't do any good to point fingers.

Actually, it's really only been the starting rotation. If they didn't suck so much ****, they'd have made the playoffs last year and be in the catbird seat for a wild card spot, and competing for the division.

They've scored the 3rd most runs in baseball, their bullpen's ERA is eleven points better than league average, so where's the problem? It's a $56m starting rotation with a 4.48 ERA that ranks 26th out of 30 major league baseball teams.

Give them even an average starting rotation and this team would be a competitor. Period.

August 15, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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If Beckett and Lester were merely .500 pitchers, the Sox would be leading in the wild card race.

Yes.

Last week I took a look at the Red Sox's winning % in games that Lester started from 2008-2011. If you applied that percentage to his starts this year, they'd be winning the wild card and only three games behind the Yankees.

But this is the Red Sox here, a franchise whose will to win is matched only by its inferiority complex, so the sky is falling.

 
August 15, 2012  08:57 AM ET

I hate how this site gets me to defend teams like the Red Sox and Yankees.

****!

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