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Mismatched Sox wearing on Bobby?

Boston manager Valentine seems to be encountering problems from all directions

Updated: July 13, 2012, 5:17 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Halfway through Bobby Valentine's first season as manager of the Boston Red Sox, signs of disconnects are everywhere, regardless of how much he and others try to downplay them publicly.

Valentine has voiced frustration to associates over his lack of communication with members of his coaching staff, especially pitching coach Bob McClure, but also bullpen coach Gary Tuck and bench coach Tim Bogar. McClure said Thursday such reports "are overblown," noting that he and ...

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