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Bobby Valentine a wake-up call

Red Sox players may not like the change, but they brought it on themselves

Updated: November 30, 2011, 9:36 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- So, Bobby Valentine is the new manager of the Boston Red Sox.

There are many in the baseball world who believe this is exactly what the Red Sox need, and there are some who aren't too thrilled with the idea. Some of the skeptics are current Red Sox players who know life in the clubhouse will change.

A Red Sox official told at least one player at the beginning of the managerial search that the Sox "weren't going to hire Bobby Valentine or someone like that," a clubhouse ...

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