No, and I admit that this is a pet calendar-level conspiracy theory, but I was saying that the O's seem to be mounting a propaganda campaign to convince us of how great of a first baseman and person Trey Mancini is, and I wonder if that's because they're thinking about releasing Davis.*
Actually, I mostly just wanted to call Hunter a nincompoop.
* It's probably because of the all star game.
I can see why this conspiracy theory would be swirling around your mind. Under Peter, the O's haven't been very transparent. It seems to me that Peter was always concerned with his public image, as an owner. Ex: Davey Johnson quit, rather than, Davey Johnson was fired. Perhaps it was a truly mutual parting of ways, but 'he quit" leaves a positive reflection on Pete. "He was fired" makes Peter look like a baseball idiot. And that always seemed to be the angle Pete wanted to play.
In this case, I thinks it's probably about the ASG. No one currently with the team had anything to do with Davis being extended, so no one has an image to protect. If they're running out of patience, they'll cut him. I don't think the sons are concerned with protecting individual decisions that made their dad look foolish.