I remember a quote from Cast where he said something like.. "the business people, John Allen's team, are responsible for getting the revenue so we can spend on the team and be competitive".
We know a major reason John Allen is around is because Lindner extended his contract before Lindner left. I think Allen has this year left on his deal.
Cast quickly moved Allen out of the baseball side. Attendence has declined while Allen has run the club (outside of the opening of the GAB year).
We all know Allen is a poor negotiator of media deals, and generally very uncreative.
Now the club is in first place, and the fans haven't exactly been beating down the gates buying tickets (due to apathy created by Allen).
I just wonder if Cast already sees Allen as a lame duck. I hope Allen's head is on the chopping block and Cast brings in someone much more competetent with a better vision. It looks as if Cast has no fear of breaking up Carl's old crony system. It makes sense to have Allen serve out the last year of his contract in a position where he can do little damage.
Anyhow, I say Allen is out after this year. What do you think?