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Valentine ready to take his cuts

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  April 22, 2012 06:29 PM

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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said on Saturday that he was "very satisifed" with Bobby Valentine.

Valentine disagreed on Sunday.

ďIím not satisfied with the job I did. I donít need to hear from Ben or ownership or fans or anyone else. Iíve got to do better," he said.

In what way?

ďEvery way. Yep," he said. "Hitters go in slumps; pitchers go in slumps; managers go in slumps. You know? You figure it out. The record is the only thing that Iím judged on.

"Thatís how I judge myself. Pretty high standard. Thereís been some good things. Just like players, some of the guys who are in slumps have played pretty well at times. But I donít accept four wins in 14 games."

So how does a manager get out of a slump?

"I like swinging my way out." he said.

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