Bobby V gets in a zinger

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was on the Michael Kay show on ESPN New York Radio on Friday afternoon (listen to the podcast HERE), and was asked whether it bothered him that ownership, while giving him a vote of confidence for this season, has not assured him he will be back for 2013.

“No, it doesn’t bother me,” Valentine said, before jokingly adding “I don’t think that they’re not going to pay me for next year.”

Valentine is under contract for next season. If he is fired before then, the team would have to pay him what he’s scheduled to make next season or work out a compensation settlement.