Originally Posted by traderumor
Look!!! Over on the grassy knoll....It's John Allen
Well, last year when it looked like a contract was not going to happen for Lark, Lindner said "Things went well".
If you think Allen wanted Lark back, you are the one that's delusional.
It's obvious Allen has wanted to get rid of Lark for a long time. Just like
it was obvious Allen wanted to get rid of Bowden for a long time.
The Reds made every effort to push Lark out last year. They also made every
effort to make him want to leave 4 years ago. Remember the "atmosphere of negativity", remember Allen flying to Detroit to tell Lark there was no chance of the Reds resigning him.
I'm not sure why Allen wants Lark gone, but Larkin openly questioning the Reds FO's desire to win probably has a lot to do with it. My guess is that Allen wants only people that parrot his company line.
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!