Podcast: Lucchino talks Bobby V

Red Sox president Larry Lucchino was on ESPN New York Radio with Mike Lupica on Friday afternoon, discussing his relationship with Bobby Valentine and his team's recent upturn (listen to it HERE).

Lucchino also dropped this interesting nugget, that Valentine was skeptical about Daisuke Matsuzaka's major league viability:

"I had seen him in Japan when we were scouting Daisuke Matsuzaka," Lucchino said. "He was one of the few people in Japan who said 'Be careful, I'm not sure how his stuff will translate, but he's got a hell of an arm.'"