Passan reported that Red Sox players — led by Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez — held a meeting with team owners on an off-day in late July to air their displeasure with manager Bobby Valentine.
“There were more than a dozen people in that meeting. I don’t think that any of the people in there would have minded if Bobby Valentine would have gotten fired,” said Passan.
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“The impression I got is that John Henry and Larry Lucchino were stunned by what they were being told,” he said. “That’s not enough to sway them at this point. Red Sox management is stuck between a rock and hard place right here. They have two potential situations on their hand: fire Valentine and admit their mistake, or they can say we’re not going to fire this guy – we don’t want the inmates running the asylum.”
“There is no good situation right now for the Boston Red Sox,” added Passan "
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