Valentine will not change his ways. Though his act wears out after a couple of years, he was just given the job for petes sake. It was fairly obvious things had to change after what happened in the clubhouse at the end of last season. There was an obvious lack of discipline within that team and that did contribute to the failures on the field. Valentine, more of a disciplinatian, was brought in to change the culture. The players actions prove there needs to be a culture change. Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez can talk all they want; perhaps they feel the players can never be wrong. In this case, they could not be any more wrong.
The Red Sox organization has a chance to take the right stance on this issue. This is not a popularity contest. Valentine is the manager. The players do not have to like him, but they have to do things his way. The ones who don't need to be moved out. Perhaps if they make a couple moves to trade some malcontents, that will send the correct message to the rest of the team. If not, ownership is sending the message that the immates run the assylum. I count on the Red Sox to do the right thing in the offseason. In addition, could they come back with the same look after what has been a disappointing season?