Will Bobby Valentine have a TV alliance with the Mets this season? The possibility exists. MLB sources say SportsNet New York brass has reached out to Valentine to discuss a possible studio role on Mets telecasts.

-- Bobby Valentine, on visiting David Ortiz soon after becoming the new Red Sox manager. Ortiz’s production has been excellent this season after Valentine visited him in the offseason, much like it was when the Red Sox first took a chance on him in 2003.

-- Bobby Valentine, after the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on May 12. Despite two wins in a row, the bullpen still remains a concern, no matter how big the lead.

-- Bobby Valentine, on pulling Clay Buchholz after the pitcher was hit on the foot by a batted ball. The Red Sox lost 2-1 to the Rays, with Valentine’s cautious approach in the game – and throughout much of the season – a far cry from his usual managing style.

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- Bobby Valentine, on the Red Sox winning 3-2 on May 26 on a walk-off home run by Jarrod Saltalamacchia one night after a benches-clearing brawl against the Rays.

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Bobby Valentine was so enthused by the Red Sox win over the Orioles on May 23 that he even went as far as to say Boston would win the championship.

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-- Bobby Valentine, on what derailed Clay Buchholz’s otherwise strong start on April 30.

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-- Bobby Valentine, on Will Middlebrooks’ impressive start. Middlebrooks hit two home runs in Boston’s win on May 7.

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