The most up-to-date content on the planet
this just in
 RSS
WEEI » This Just In » Bobby V: Sox structure needs 'fine tuning'
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 3:33pm  

Bobby V: Sox structure needs 'fine tuning'

In the wake of a reported meeting between players and ownership that was critical of Bobby Valentine, the Sox manager appeared as a guest on The Big Show and suggested that the team's organizational structure needs to change so that players don't feel compelled to take their gripes to management.

"I think it really needs fine-tuning," Valentine said. "They might have brought me in to adjust some of the culture was existing." 

Valentine said that he was in a meeting with management prior to the players' meeting that was reported by Yahoo!

"I'm sure there was a meeting of the minds," Valentine said. "I don't want you to think that I show up every day at game time and sit in the corner of the dugout and when the game's over I fly away on my broomstick. I'm here at 2 p.m. and continuously talking with guys. I've had a couple of them already come in today. We'll talk about their stance or the pitcher's grip … or anything else they want to talk about. It's not as though you just can't talk to the manager. It's done all the time."

Asked if he felt he had been given a fair chance to manage the team the way he wants to, Valentine responded:  "I don't want to say that I want to do things the way I've always done them. I'm trying to do things the best I can and at the end of the day teams are judged by their record. The record is not what we want it to be right now. I'm totally responsible for the record. As far as given a chance or having the lineup or any of that other nonsense, that's all what you sign up for."  

Asked if he's been told to tone down his style, Valentine said, "I've been advised. I'm not a dummy. I go through things with open eyes and I'm trying to figure out … and again, this is four months into a very trying situation. I'm trying to figure out what works best to get the results that we need." 

As for the question of whether all of the turmoil has been a distraction, Valentine said, "From what I gather, it's what happens here. One of the things one of the players [said that] all this noise or whatever is one of the reasons players don't like to sign here because they don't have to deal with it in other markets. They don't have to worry about the drama of the day and they can just go out and play baseball. What I said to them is, 'This is what we all signed up for and we're not going to change the outside situation, but we can definitely change the internal situation.'"

For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.




Audio On Demand

Mike Petraglia, WEEI.com,…

Mike Petraglia, WEEI.com, joins NFL Sunday with Dickerson and Price 5-24-15

Trags calls the boys to discuss the latest on Deflategate, Kraft's decision to not continue the fight and where we go from here. He gets into the latest on Brady as well. Also, we get a battle between Trags and Greg on Led Zep vs the Beatles.

NFL SUNDAY with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price - Examining the legacy of Robert Kraft in the wake of him backing down to Roger Goodell 5-24-15

Robert Kraft decided not to continue the fight against Roger Goodell and the NFL in the Deflategate saga. Greg and Chris talk about why Kraft made that decision, the fan reaction and if it will stick with him long term. Some fans are disappointed, but we get a few callers who are strongly supporting Mr. Kraft.

Michael Irving with Dale and Holley

We check in with the playmaker, the great number 88 Michael Irvin for his unique take on deflategate, the Patriots and the NFL.

Dickerson and Tomase disc…

Dickerson and Tomase discuss the Celtics and their upcoming playoff series against the Cavs 4-19-15

Greg Dickerson and John Tomase discuss the amazing season for the Celts and if they have any chance against Lebron and the Cleveland Cavs in a seven game series. If they do, HOW ... how do they get it done?

Brian Scalabrine: I am the biggest Marcus Smart fan. 4-2-15

Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrine joins the guys to talk about the Celtics playoff push, the development of Marcus Smart and James Young, and the prospect of Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics for a college job.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push, 3-25-15

Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.

Mike Napoli Player of the…

Mike Napoli Player of the Game Interview 5-23-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox first baseman, who hit two homers at Fenway tonight in the win against the Angels.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton speak to Red Sox Manager John Farrell live from Fenway Park for our weekly visit.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 05-16-15

Joe & Dave talked to the rookie Sox catcher, who knocked in the go-ahead run against Felix Hernandez.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Shirley Leung defends Bos…

Shirley Leung defends Boston's Olympic bid 5-22-15

Shirley Leung joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to look at Boston's Olympic hopes.

Stephen A. Smith on Tom Brady's suspension 5-22-15

Stephen A. joined us to discuss Tom Brady's suspension.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Child molester 5-22-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Three For All - 19 Kids a…

Three For All - 19 Kids and Counting Scandal, 5-22-15

The guys talk about the charges surrounding one of the stars of 19 Kids and Counting and what TLC should do with the show.

Reactions to Bill Polian's interview and more Deflategate talk, 5-22-15

Lou, Christian and Greg react to their interview with Bill Polian and take calls from listeners to get their take on the latest surrounding Deflategate.

The Lou Merloni Baseball Minute, 5-22-15

With all the Deflategate news, Lou hasn't had a chance to complain about the Red Sox and their poor start. Christian and Greg give Lou a minute to get all his thoughts out as fast as he can.

4at4 - Our Favorite David…

4at4 - Our Favorite David Letterman Moments.

David Letterman has wrapped up his show and we picked out four of our favorite moments from his career.

Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post talks Goodell's credibility

Roger Goodell's integrity and credibility is in question and Sally Jenkins wrote a scathing piece on Roger Goodell joins us.

Don Sweeney: I want to have a philosophical alignment with the team's coach

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Pump It Up- Mikey Adams S…

Pump It Up- Mikey Adams Song

The definitive deflate gate song

Planet Mikey Show - Where's Your Proof, Morons?

Mikey Adams is joined by Chris Villani as they take calls on the Friday night Two Minute Drill and discuss the ongoing DeflateGate saga with the New England Patriots and Roger Goodell's role in hearing the Tom Brady appeal.

05-12-15 Planet Mikey Seg. 2

Continued conversation on deflate-gate and the aftermath of the Brady suspension and sanctions passed down to the Patriots organization

We Love Anthony Davis - C…

We Love Anthony Davis - Conference Finals Edition

Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog and Draftkings.com joins the program to break down the the two conference finals series, the NBA Draft, and whether or not Corey Brewer is the ugliest player in the game?

SoccerCast - Jermaine Jones Cant Play CB; Transfer Rumors

Ben, Russ, and Alex recap the Revs loss to Sporting KC and discuss what the Revs need moving forward. Also discussed is the FFP and how it will affect the transfer window.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Dino is back from rehab 5-18-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Dino's rehab experience.

Stephen A. Smith on Tom B…

Stephen A. Smith on Tom Brady's suspension 5-22-15

Stephen A. joined us to discuss Tom Brady's suspension.

More from this show

Sally Jenkins of the Wash…

Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post talks Goodell's credibility

Roger Goodell's integrity and credibility is in question and Sally Jenkins wrote a scathing piece on Roger Goodell joins us.

More from this show

As deflategate winds down…

As deflategate winds down, Patriots fans left with bitter taste towards all things NFL

Dale, Michael and Jerry continue to discuss and take reaction to deflategate, with the latest wrinkles coming from the NFL social media department taking shots at the organization even after Robert Kraft capitulated to his team's punishment.

More from this show

Boston and the Olympics 5…

Boston and the Olympics 5-22-15

The guys opened the show with the latest Olympic news.

More from this show

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Child molester 5-22-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

More from this show

Weei Writers