The Bobby V bashers appear to be in hibernation. Even those who used to boo him at Fenway every time he stepped out to the field have suddenly gone silent. Could it be that they think he's done a really good job?

He's pieced together one of the best bullpens in baseball after he lost his closer (Andrew Bailey) 72 hours before the start of the season. He's pieced together interesting and creative lineups, and gotten Adrian Gonzalez to be on board with playing right field, which has enabled him to keep Will Middlebrooks.