Well, searching for my real old posts seems impossible, yet, I'd like to post something which I said juat about the time Valentine was hired on.
I said at that time that BV would not succeed because of the different psychological approach between Japanese and USA phylosophy comcerning players, In Japan, respect is automatic, whereas in the USA respect must be earned.
It doesn't seem BV has the respect of any players.
Bobby expects his 'old-time Japanese' approach will work. I think that after almost a full season has not lived up to its expectency. In ssesnce, Bobby must go.
Americans who have taught English in Japan says that respect from the young is a lot less "automatic" than in the old days. Elders complain about it. I wouldn't be surprised if baseball coaches and managers do as well.
Owing to technology, there is now for the first time in history a global youth culture. Its main theme is not "respect your elders" or "respect authority." Far from it. That said, I have no way of knowing about BV's relations with his players.
If you're interested, see my ( too ) long post on the "after Bobby is fired" thread. I'm a huge skeptic about people far from a scene purporting to know what is going on. In sports and elsewhere, such speculation ( often delivered as fact ) turns out to be way off the mark.
Someday maybe ( maybe ) everyone will come clean.