Jeff Passan Reports on Red Sox Players Meeting with the Owners about Valentine

> Boston Red Sox players blasted manager Bobby Valentine to owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino during a heated meeting called after a text message was sent by a group of frustrated players to the team and ownership in late July, three sources familiar with the meeting told Yahoo! Sports.

This season just gets better and better. At this point, I just think the Red Sox should:

* Fire Valentine
* Sign Ortiz to a 2-year Contract
* Shut Ortiz down for the rest of the year
* Give Lavarnway reps behind the plate[^fn1]
* Officially shut down Middlebrooks for the rest of the year
* Use the next few weeks to get work on getting Beckett and Lester into a good place mentally.

They can use the offseason to find a new manager, but for now, just get Valentine out of there.

[^fn1]: This is made easier by the [Shoppach Trade](