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Bobby Valentine high on Andrew Bailey

Updated: December 29, 2011, 5:54 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

When Bobby Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox, the club's pitching staff was in disarray. Since then, general manager Ben Cherington has done a solid job building depth in the starting rotation, but mostly in the bullpen.

During a 15-minute interview on MLB Network Radio, Valentine spoke about the recent acquisitions of reliever Mark Melancon and closer Andrew Bailey.

"The deals were in the hands of Ben and his baseball department and I think ...

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