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1869's Original
04-19-2012, 01:19 PM
I'm going to try to remain impartial when it comes to talk of firing Dusty - I simply want to get a gauge for what you all are thinking these days...

ESPN posted an article this morning on managers that are currently sitting in the hot seat: http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/the-gms-office/post?id=3830&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fblo g%2fthe-gms-office%2fpost%3fid%3d3830

Though it was written by Jim Bowden (who I'm, admittedly, not a fan of) it does bring up an interesting point; if Dusty is on his way out then the first three men in line for the job are Terry Francona, Tony La Russa, and Barry Larkin (in no particular order).

Who would you like to see manage the club in the future?

Who Dey Time
04-19-2012, 01:49 PM
Creating a poll about who should replace the existing manager when he is still the manager doesn't exaclty scream of being impartial towards him.

And BTW, the existing manager is closer to an extension than he is a pink slip.

EDIT....I see Dusty as one of your options. Me and my quick fingers!!!!!

redsfanmia
04-19-2012, 02:13 PM
David Bell is the next manager but I want Corky Miller.

Birdman007
04-19-2012, 02:30 PM
Creating a poll about who should replace the existing manager when he is still the manager doesn't exaclty scream of being impartial towards him.

And BTW, the existing manager is closer to an extension than he is a pink slip.

EDIT....I see Dusty as one of your options. Me and my quick fingers!!!!!

If the Reds don't make the playoffs this year there is no way Baker comes back.

shredda2000
04-19-2012, 04:35 PM
Jim Riggleman anyone?

uteroasis
04-19-2012, 05:00 PM
I've got Dusty's back until we miss the playoffs this year. If we're saying Manager of the Future, it's not Baker. I honesty think he's less than three years from retirement, regardless of how well the Reds perform. I voted for Francona, and here's why:

Obviously, as a lifelong Reds fan, I would want it to be Larkin. But I think he needs to start managing somewhere in the farm system first. Right now he seems pretty comfortable with his TV gig.

So, with Larkin not likely, I'd choose Francona. While he had four sub-.500 years with the Phillies before his string of success with the Red Sox, there was definitely a lack of talent on those clubs. The thing is, this Reds team has talent. It seems like a really good fit to me.

texasdave
04-19-2012, 05:02 PM
TLR.

Spider Tre
04-19-2012, 05:29 PM
i'd like to see Corky as Manager sometime in the future

RedsBrick
04-19-2012, 05:37 PM
Jim Riggleman anyone?

If Baker gets ousted in-season I think he's the guy who takes over.

ervinsm84
04-19-2012, 08:35 PM
francona

FlyingPig
04-19-2012, 08:47 PM
Davey Johnson..

oh wait....

DGullett35
04-20-2012, 02:56 AM
Bring back Trader Jack if Dusty gets fired sometime this season!!! Really tho I dont know who we would get. I just don't see Francona or TLR coming to the Reds. I think it would be someone who you least expect and possibly not that big of a name.


For some reason I would love to see this team get Ron Gardenhire. I like him as a manager, and maybe he gets let go if the Twins have another crappy season.

The DARK
04-20-2012, 03:04 AM
I'd like us to try one of our in-house options. Bell, Deshields, Riggleman, and Sweet all seem like guys who know what they're doing and would bring less drama to the clubhouse.

DirtyBaker
04-20-2012, 10:18 AM
TLR. We're becoming a team of recycled Cardinals.

mikemo14
04-21-2012, 12:13 AM
Riggleman or someonw with a little fire in them. Larkin would be the worst choice. he would be even more of a players MGR than baker is.

AintlifeGrande
04-21-2012, 12:42 AM
Fella's we're starting to right the ship,and now another Dusty poll.The Reds are trying to win now,and not worry about who their manager will be in the future.Course I'm guilty of posting Dusty threads,but we have since a glimpse of sunlight with the Redlegs I'm trying to get some positive vibes going.

Kingspoint
04-21-2012, 01:21 PM
Rick Sweet has more than paid his dues. The job should be handed to him.

Ironman92
04-21-2012, 01:27 PM
Dave Miley or Jerry Narron preferably

1869's Original
04-21-2012, 02:26 PM
Dave Miley or Jerry Narron preferably

Lol.

I'm going to go ahead and say that the Reds are going to go out-of-house to find the next manager. I may end up looking like a fool for saying this, but with all the $ Castellini & Co. have infused, I feel like they are going to go with a proven winner - TLR is my call if Dusty goes - I'd like to see Gardenhire too, btw --

joshua
04-21-2012, 05:45 PM
I'm tired of ex-Red managers. The minor league system is full of them. I'd rather have the best man for the job, rather than looking through at the names in the Reds entry on Wikipedia for coaches. If one is absolutely good enough, then fine. But great players don't always make great managers.

lidspinner
04-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Where did Pete mcanin(sp.?) end up.....I liked him as he always thought outside the box...one of them guys you either really like or really don't.

Ironman92
04-21-2012, 07:05 PM
Ol Pete McFreel!

wvreds
04-21-2012, 08:20 PM
Everyone knows TLR wants to run a franchise... With that being said I see him as our next manager, with the promise being be made to him that when Walt retires, the club is his to run. Just my opinion

DirtyBaker
04-21-2012, 08:41 PM
Pete Rose

Ironman92
04-21-2012, 09:30 PM
Pete Rose

Betting it doesn't happen.