Quote of the day: Peter Abraham on dysfunctional Red Sox

Bobby Valentine and Dustin Pedroia have been central to the latest drama in Boston. (Getty Images)

To review briefly ...

- Yahoo!'s Jeff Passan writes of what is in essence an attempted mutiny against Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine by certain players.

- Dustin Pedroia, one of the alleged discontents, attempts some damage control.

- Owner John Henry predictably issues a pro-forma denial.

And now here's Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, dispensing with whatever pleasantries are left and unloading on what's widely perceived as a Red Sox clubhouse full of players who don't much care or, alternatively, care about the wrong things:

If Valentine gets fired, all it will be is more appeasement.

Then again, you might be doing him a favor. Then he can sit around for a season, collect on his contract and not worry about winning. In that sense, he would be just like the players he was given to manage.

Shots fired.

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