ESPN jabs when he was an analyst: Even before he stepped foot in the Red Sox clubhouse, Valentine was off on the wrong foot with his new team. In his previous job as an ESPN analyst, Valentine took jabs at what would become his own players. Last year, he criticized Carl Crawford’s batting stance, and in 2010, he criticized the then-Rays outfielder for needing to dive to make a catch. He then said he was faster than Crawford. Speaking of fast, last August he criticized the speed at which Josh Beckett pitched. “That’s a half-hour added to this game of him standing around and us sitting around watching him do nothing,” Valentine said.