Bobby Valentine Praises Ben Cherington’s Work Ethic, Supports His Thoughts on Any Potential Trade Ideas

BOSTON –– Management has given Ben Cherington the green light. In a radio interview on Thursday morning, team president Larry Lucchino said the Red Sox general manager has been “empowered” to execute a “bold” deal –– which in reality means a blockbuster trade. The comments came on the heels of reports that the Marlins and Red Sox discussed possibly swapping Carl Crawford and Hanley Ramirez, a conversation that Lucchino confirmed occurred and that Miami initiated. While Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine won’t be pulling the trigger, he offered Cherington a vote of confidence. “All I can tell you is that…

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