Dustin Pedroia, who was named along with Adrian Gonzalez as the players most vocal in ripping Bobby Valentine at a meeting called by Sox owners on July 26 to discuss the state of the team, was upset with the manner in which he was portrayed in a Yahoo! Sports story.

"I really haven't read it all. It's tough. We had a meeting — I'll be honest with everybody — we had a meeting in New York and the coaches had a meeting, Bobby had a meeting, we all had a meeting, and when I spoke I said we all need to get better — that includes owners, Bobby, coaches, and especially the players.

"I had one problem with Bobby all year and I went in and talked to him like a man and he talked to me like a man. And we've been great. We've had a great relationship. That's all I can really say about it.