BALTIMORE -- After the Red Sox' 7-1 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards Tuesday night, Dustin Pedroia offered his view of the July 26 meeting between a group of players and the club's ownership group.
Earlier in the day Tuesday, a Yahoo! Sports report indicated that Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez, "were among the most vocal in the meeting, in which some players stated flatly they no longer wanted to play for [Red Sox manager Bobby] Valentine."
"I haven't really read it all. It's tough," Pedroia said. "We had a meeting. I'll be honest with everybody. We had a meeting in New York. Coaches had a meeting, Bobby had a meeting, we all had a meeting. Basically, when I spoke, I said we all need to be better. That includes owners, Bobby, coaches, and especially the players.
"I've had one problem with Bobby earlier in the year and I went into his office and I talked to him like a man, and he talked to me like a man. And we've been great. We've had a great relationship. That's all I can really say about it. I'll go out and play for him any day of the week. I'm playing for all my teammates. It's unfortunate that all this stuff comes out.
"I know we lost last year and we made huge signings and all kinds of stuff, but we're trying to play the game the right way and have an organization that does things right, and just play winning baseball. It's tough when all this stuff comes out, that everyone's trying to get the manager fired. That's not the case, man. I've never met the guy that wrote the story. That's about it."
When asked about potential changes for the Red Sox, who are 57-60, Pedroia stated his support for Valentine.
"I don't think Bobby should be fired," he said. "Listen, we haven't played well. I mean, that's the bottom line. I'm not going to blame anything on Bobby, and I don't think anyone else is. It's on the players. Last year wasn't on Tito [Francona]. I know he took it hard. We all did. I mean, jeez. It's on the players."
To read the complete Yahoo! Sports report, click here. For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.
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