Bobby V's demise? In April, he questioned Kevin Youkilis' effort -- "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Valentine said about Youk on WHDH -- and swiftly lost his clubhouse. Communication issues between the manager and his coaches and players only got worse, and in July the players aired their disgust at a private meeting with owners that later became public. In September, Valentine insulted his roster by calling it "the weakest ever." And after he was fired, he accused David Ortiz of quitting on the team. Heard enough?