Originally Posted by bucksfan2
If you owned a business, you would want a say so in the decisions that were made, right?
I would imagine that once a plan is in place that all trades and financial decisions need to be run through Cast, but I doubt that he has much say so in who the Reds do target for a trade. I would imagine that Cast would be very hesitant to trading a few of his players, maybe based upon production, like, or value, but he should put a great deal of trust into his GM.
I would imagine for most owners, it can be difficult to set aside personal likes and dislikes. If you play fantasy football just look at how you draft. In my league Palmer and Ochocinco always go earlier than they would in other cities. At the same time Big Ben always goes later than the average. There are players who you don't like so you don't draft. There are players out there who you like so you take them too soon. Now expand that to a real multi million dollar baseball team in which the players are real, not fantasy. I would imagine it is ever more difficult to let your biases not matter.
Actually the reverse is more likely true.
When millions of dollars are at stake rather than a relatively silly little fantasy draft it is EASIER to divorce yourself from such dumb prejudices simply because the stakes are so high.
That's not to imply that an owner might not retain biases either for or against certain individuals because of his knowledge of the game, or lack thereof, because I feel comfortable stating that is likely the case with Cast.