But he had something to say to those that wish he was.
“For any of you who are sorry I didn’t get fired, I’m sorry that you’re sorry,” he told reporters in Seattle, where Boston will open a three-game set with the Mariners on Monday afternoon.
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Red Sox owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington are in Seattle, but both maintained Monday morning it was not to show Valentine the door. He will remain Boston’s manager until the end of the season, when according to an MLB source, the brass will evaluate the team.
Instead, Henry called the trip out West — where Boston has lost six straight — as a “fact finding” mission where he’ll speak with his manager and players.
“I thought it was important to show my face,” Henry told CSNNE ’s Sean McAdam.
Cherington spoke with the media as well, but did not give any specifics to Valentine’s job safety. He did say the current six-game losing streak has not been easy to stomach, but the blame falls on the team collectively "
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