I will continue to think he was O'Brien's fall guy.
Maybe, but the man couldn't communicate with a MLB clubhouse from where I see it, plus his handling of personel seemed to need the guiding hand of an organization because nothing original was going to come out of Dave.
Plus his handling of the BP was horrible, he had a the slowest trigger in recent memory.
As for the manager speak from Narron (not to mention the player speak that is surfacing) it's just ST talk and the fact that it appears around this time of year is only highlighted by the folks who seem to think that it's a bunch of BS.
Of course it is and of course it isn't, but it's always the same every year and it's a rite of spring.