Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
My guess is no. Why they placed such a premium on good citizenship and good work ethic I don't know.
This is a continual pattern by John Allen though. He is far easier to convince to bring someone back than to bring someone new in.
Look at how easy it was for him to approve Graves, Haynes, Casey.. Yet there wasn't 1.5 million for Penny.
I'm convinced part of Allen's "marketing plan" is to get the fans to like people like Casey, Wilson, etc and then keep them around. He thinks that's more effective than using the same money to get a pitcher 15% better than Wilson for example.
But DanO doesn't get off free either. It's his job to try and convince the idiots upstairs what to do to win ballgames.
If they were willing to give Wilson 4.1 million/year, why not just resign him last summer? They ended up meeting in the middle anyways.
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!