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redsrule2500
10-01-2006, 05:31 PM
Fired? Possibly!!

WVRedsFan
10-01-2006, 06:56 PM
Fired? Possibly!!

As critical as I've been of Narron, you have to believe that the second half swoon had a lot to do with what he was dealt as far as players are concerned. Sure, his lineups are horrilble and his decisions are worse, but the offense went away after "the trade." And the pitching improved, but not enough. Krivsky's philosophy of defense and pitching is all well and good, but the pitching has to be really good to make a difference. And he got very little for two offensive players.

And besides, Krivsky and Robert C. love Narron, so case closed. Until this new organization wakes up and realizes that to win you have to have a manager who knows how to win and a GM who can alter his philosophy to fit a team's makeup, we will continue to fail. We came close and they are to be congratulated for that (Cast, Krivsky, Narron), but this was an unusual year. You can bet 2007 will see the resurgance of the Cardinals and Astros, and maybe the Cubs. As I've said before, Krivsky better have a dynamite off season.

Falls City Beer
10-01-2006, 07:00 PM
I hope very little manpower is spent searching for a new manager, and tons of it expended on improving the roster, top to bottom.

WMR
10-01-2006, 07:04 PM
No way in Hades does Narron not start the 2007 season as manager.

Wouldn't be surprised to see him fired mid-season as the first 'wake-up slap' to Krivsky b/c unless Krivsky pulls some serious magic out of his butt, the Reds will not have the benefit of a poor National League and their record will reflect it.

jimbo
10-01-2006, 07:27 PM
I hope very little manpower is spent searching for a new manager, and tons of it expended on improving the roster, top to bottom.

I don't always agree with you Falls City, but I agree 100% with you on that statement. Well said.

Team Clark
10-01-2006, 07:37 PM
I don't always agree with you Falls City, but I agree 100% with you on that statement. Well said.

I'll second that. The front office shuffling has already begun.

Reds4Life
10-01-2006, 07:49 PM
I'll second that. The front office shuffling has already begun.

You hearing anything if Narron is getting the boot?

Unassisted
10-01-2006, 07:53 PM
His record was 30 under .500 with Texas, so at least his career record is trending in the right direction. ;)

KronoRed
10-01-2006, 07:57 PM
His record was 30 under .500 with Texas, so at least his career record is trending in the right direction. ;)
Something to look forward to next year :help:

TC81190
10-01-2006, 08:24 PM
I pray for Joe Girardi.

Reds4Life
10-01-2006, 08:43 PM
I pray for Joe Girardi.

He'll be heading to Chicago most likely.

Shaknb8k
10-01-2006, 08:44 PM
I just dont see them getting rid of Narron this offseason. If he fails next year then im sure they will but not now. No way he gets fired.

Aronchis
10-01-2006, 08:46 PM
Wow, I can't believe it, but I agree with FCB, all you want from a Manager is that he doesn't hurt the team, upgrading the roster is much more important.

Patrick Bateman
10-01-2006, 08:56 PM
I pray for Joe Girardi.

Florida fans describe him as Jerry Narron part 2.

GAC
10-01-2006, 09:42 PM
I hope very little manpower is spent searching for a new manager, and tons of it expended on improving the roster, top to bottom.

Exactly. Give him the talent, and then if he screws it up, replace him.

RedFanAlways1966
10-01-2006, 10:25 PM
Looking for the bright side (not an argument :))...

* The REDS improved by 7 games compared to 2005.
* Division standing... 2006: 3rd // 2005: 5th.
* Standing in entire NL... 2006: 7th // 2005: 13th.
* Narron 126-128 record...prev. manager 125-164 record.

redsmetz
10-03-2006, 05:58 PM
I hope very little manpower is spent searching for a new manager, and tons of it expended on improving the roster, top to bottom.

Wow! I am absolutely dumbfounded, but am in complete 100% agreement. :clap:

redsmetz
10-03-2006, 06:02 PM
Interestingly, there was little reason this line-up shouldn't have won more games later in the season. I certainly can't explain the overall tanking, but it was pretty much top to bottom in the final six weeks or so. We had few games in which we were blown out of the water. I would have liked to have had some of the later bullpen pieces earlier in the season, that could have made a difference. The list is endless regarding the "what if's", but there's no reason, again, IMO, this line-up couldn't have won with a little bit more hitting in August and September. Someone said it here or I read, the team needs guys who can give us the two run single or double and not just solo home runs. Balance. I'm hoping for a good offseason.