And of course, he addresses the hottest criticism of the Daniels hiring:
He will be Buck Showalter's tool.
This one falls into the yet-to-be-determined category. We all know the manager is going to involve himself in decisions that go beyond the playing field. That always has been his way.
But why assume just because Daniels is young and quiet that he is going to simply nod and say "Yes, Buck" whenever the manager speaks?
"Obviously, Buck's opinion is going to be heard," Daniels said. "I think that's the case with all managers or at least it should be. But there will be a lot of people involved in all the decisions we make."