Red Sox GM Ben Cherington suggested that he is "very satisfied" with the performance of manager Bobby Valentine, and suggested that the 4-10 start of the Red Sox' season more directly reflects on the players on the roster and Cherington's own role in assembling that talent.
"He makes the lineup out and he makes decisions during the game as to who's coming in," said Cherington. "The players will always, the players will always influence wins and losses more than anybody else. And that's no different here. He's doing the best he can with the roster he has. It'll get better, and he knows that and I know that and along the way if changes need to be made on the roster that's my responsibility."
After the game, Cherington and Valentine were joined in the manager's office by principal owner John Henry and CEO/president Larry Lucchino. The purpose, Cherington said, was to underscore the shared nature of the situation facing the team.
"As [owners have] done in the past, they've come down after a tough loss and just an opportunity just to talk and remind each other that we're in this together. And during the course of the conversation sure there's other things that are talked about and different options that we might have to get better. And obviously those will stay behind closed doors," said Cherington. "But it was a good chance to just catch up and a good productive conversation and more than anything just sort of be in the room and talk about sticking through this together and getting better together."
For his part, Valentine suggested that he does not particularly enjoy the fact that he has become a target for fan ire -- something that occurred on Saturday when he was booed lustily during his late-innings pitching changes -- but the first-year manager also suggested that it was part of a challenge that he was willing to embrace.
"I’ve been booed in a couple of countries, a few different stadiums. I don’t want to be booed. I want the good decisions. Just didn’t work out," said Valentine. "This is all a challenge. ... This is my job. If they said it was only going to be for the good days, I probably wouldn’t have come. Challenges are great."
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
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Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
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Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
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