Red Sox

Peter Gammons On Felger & Mazz: Divide Exists Between Bobby Valentine, Red Sox Coaches

View Comments
Bobby Valentine (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bobby Valentine (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox
Upcoming Games

Buy Red Sox Tickets Full Schedule
Monday Apr 13
vs. Nationals
Tuesday Apr 14
vs. Nationals
Wednesday Apr 15
vs. Nationals
Red Sox Central
Shop for Red Sox Gear
Buy Red Sox Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Peter Gammons of joined Felger and Massarotti to talk some Boston Red Sox and the perception of their “toxic” clubhouse.

Is the Red Sox clubhouse a “toxic” environment? Where is the pulse of the Sox? Who’s to blame for the issues — Bobby Valentine or the players?

“I don’t know if toxic is quite the word,” Gammons said, adding that it’s not a players-players issue but a manager-players issue. “I think there’s still a lot to be ironed out there.”

Is there division within the Sox coaching staff?

“I think it’s an issue. I don’t think there’s any question that it’s an issue,” Gammons said. “There is some divide there with the coaches. It’s a matter of respect. It’ll be very interesting to see if it does work itself out.”

Are the Red Sox handling the Dustin Pedroia thumb injury properly? Gammons said the Sox can only do so much.

“He’s so bound and determined to play, that he’s going to play,” Gammons said. “I’m worried — I look at it his numbers and I say not only has he hit .170 this month, but his numbers are by far the lowest slugging, on-base, OPS, walk-strikeout ratio, they’re the worst of his career. So, I don’t know whether he’d be better off sitting down for 10 days or playing. I think that he might go crazy sitting down, so maybe they just have to let him play and hope the thumb gets better.”

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,866 other followers