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01-30-2006, 10:27 AM
January 28: This week, Will and Brad talk a bit of Red and a bit of green. Brad Kullman, the interim GM of the Reds, breaks down how the team will change direction under the new ownership. Neil deMause and Andrew Zimbalist debate the deals for new New York stadiums. All this and more baseball talk as winter heads toward spring on Baseball Prospectus Radio.
01-30-2006, 10:31 AM
It's a pretty good bit. He mentions that if he is chosen to be the new GM that the Reds will be one of the most 'creative' front offices in baseball.
01-30-2006, 11:40 AM
DanO was creative, just not wisely innovative. I'd hope Kullman means the latter. ;)
01-30-2006, 03:44 PM
Kullman took a couple of shots in the first few minutes of the piece:
1) "It's always easy to have a five-year plan that's four years away." Said in context of the new ownership group's increased emphasis on the importance of having a competitive big-league club.
2) "Guys like Eric Milton needs to pitch at least closer to their career norms, even if they're not a top-of-the-rotation-type pitcher." Think he was against this one?
3) He was much more diplomatic about the Casey/Williams trade, although he did call Dave "quality".
4) Seemed really, really enthused about the Castellini takeover, which is understandable, but his volume noticeably increased and he started to sound like a football coach or something. It was the kind of excitement you don't usually hear from executives of any kind in public.
5) Specifically mentioned Joey Votto as a guy whose name we would learn in 2006. He'll be at AA. Brad then slagged the "take a strike" philosophy, as he should, and said it got in Votto's head.
01-30-2006, 04:49 PM
Specifically mentioned Joey Votto as a guy whose name we would learn in 2006. He'll be at AA. Brad then slagged the "take a strike" philosophy, as he should, and said it got in Votto's head.
Well, he should know. He brain typed him.
01-30-2006, 07:31 PM
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01-30-2006, 09:49 PM
Brad then slagged the "take a strike" philosophy, as he should, and said it got in Votto's head.
I hope he's right -- Votto is an examle of a guy who had absolutely no need to "learn" patience at the plate.
03-12-2006, 11:24 AM
March 11: This week BPR's previews roll into the central divisions. The AL Central may just be baseball's best division. Is Cleveland the cream of that crop? Indians Assistant General Manager Chris Antonetti fill us in on the Tribe. The Tigers have the offense to be competitive. MLB.com's Jason Beck lets us know if it's enough to give Detroit a winning season for the first time since 1993. Over in the NL Central, new ownership means new hope for Cincinnati. We'll talk with John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer about the new direction of the Reds. All this plus Barry Bonds, The World Baseball Classic, and the passing of Kirby Puckett - only on BP Radio.
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