Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
We'll never know for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised -- judging by Bowden's last years -- if Lindner/Allen blocked potential O'Brien moves such as trading Casey, Paul Wilson and others while they still had value.
You might be right about Casey.. Lindner might've figured he was a "Drawing card"..
Paul Wilson and the other guys? I think it was just DanO being lazy or there being no market.
Lindner/Allen would've loved to cut another salary. Wayne K was extremely active at churning the roster.
I will always remember DanO from that scene at the Houston game. The Reds pitching imploded, and the Astros were pilling it on us. They showed DanO up in his suite laughing his butt off.. DanO was one of the worst GMs the Reds have had.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!