Power Ranking the Biggest Problems in the Boston Red Sox Clubhouse

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Power Ranking the Biggest Problems in the Boston Red Sox Clubhouse
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Did Dustin Pedroia insist he can't play for Bobby Valentine?

Perhaps you've heard that there have been some problems in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse this season. (Actually, this goes back to last season.) 

That is, unless the Red Sox aren't your team and you just stick to reading about your guys and how they're doing. In that case, you probably aren't reading this article right now.

However, for anyone else who follows baseball, reading the countless local and national outlets that cover the Red Sox, along with whatever scuttlebutt pops up on Twitter, rumblings of the tensions among Boston players and coaches are unavoidable. 

The latest stuff to hit the fan is Jeff Passan's story on Yahoo Sports about players sending text messages to ownership to complain about manager Bobby Valentine and the angry meeting that ensued. The piece is dripping with rumors of dissension and displays of insubordination among disgruntled Red Sox players. 

But is Valentine really the sole problem with what ails the 2012 Boston Red Sox? If it was that simple, ownership probably would make a managerial change with two months remaining in the season, a drastic move that is rarely made. 

There are many more issues with this Red Sox team. This is an attempt to rank them in order of importance and culpability. Here are the five biggest problems currently going on at Fenway Park.

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