Originally Posted by StillFunkyB
I honestly think it's a HUGE thing that DanO wasn't at the presser yesterday.
To me, that gives me hope. Why would the general manager of the team not be at the press conference to announce new ownership?
I hope it is because he was at home, packing.
It may be because Castellini knew that there would be direct questions about the reorganization and frank discussion about the state of the club. So, in a show of class, he asked DanO and Allen to stay away.
Here in Boston, John Henry did a similar thing last November, asking Larry Lucchino to stay away, when he held a press conference about the Theo situation.
But getting back to the beginning of the thread.
1. I agree with others above who say that it's unlikely Allen "ordered" the Eric Milton signing and some of the other most costly moves.
2. DanO assumed the risk of this happening when he took the job. Even if he really, really, really wanted a GM job, it was well established that Allen and/or Lindner had a penchant for meddling. The Pete Rose questions in the interview should have been a dead giveaway, Dan. There are probably reasons why other interviewees (Mike Port, IIRC) said publicly that "it wasn't a good fit" on the very next day.