Here's a sample as there is a lot in this story.
• Tuck keeps his communication with Valentine to a minimum. He is known to walk past the manager without so much as a hello.
• The team traded away Kevin Youkilis, one of the pillars of a team that won the World Series, a veteran who made no pretense of his deep dislike for the manager after the manager publicly questioned his commitment. Youkilis went to the Chicago White Sox and immediately began performing at the highest level, while teammates left behind privately grumble about his treatment.
• David Ortiz publicly stated his support recently for the manager, but another respected player on the team said privately that it was all for show. That same player has gone weeks without speaking to Valentine and said that the manager does not have the support of "anyone" in the clubhouse. That is likely an exaggeration -- another veteran told a friend he has come around on the manager after initially being shocked at his hire -- but Valentine told associates that he knows he is being bad-mouthed in the clubhouse and is at a loss to understand why.
• Valentine frequently appears ill-informed about the team's injuries and rehabbing players, in part because it probably shouldn't be the manager's job to impart that information publicly (in Minnesota, Twins GM Terry Ryan tells reporters to come to him with injury-related questions), and partly because there is some friction in the organization, according to sources both inside and outside the team, regarding the amount of authority head physical therapist Mike Reinold exercises. Even though he ostensibly was demoted from head trainer, Reinold appears to have won a power struggle last year with the team's former medical director, Dr. Thomas Gill, who is no longer involved with the ballclub, and there is some feeling within the organization that there is insufficient urgency to get rehabbing players back in action.