Re: The Curse of the Managerial Contract Extention?
Is Narron making that much money, on the "baseball scale of things? We're not talking Barry Larkin money here.
That extension may have bought Castellini some good will in the front office, and showed the players that Narron will be around for a while.
If there's a better option out there, and Narron falls on his face, Cast can always eat the contract.
I would imagine that Narron's contract has a mitigation clause too. Unlike player contracts, most coaching contracts have this. In other words, if Narron is getting $500K and the Reds fire him, and then he gets a job as a bench coach with the Dodgers for $100K, the Reds only have to pay the difference.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids