Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
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.
I couldn't agree more chili.... good post. If they had no problem swallowing larger player contracts this year when DFAing players, then if needed, they will do the same with Narron's.
The first half of the season it was the bullpen (and defense) that was killing us. And that has changed how? There has been a slight improvement, but not enough.
Someone mentioned on the gamethread yesterday that Narron should have put in one of our better relievers instead of Franklin, and I'm still trying to figure out which one because I've watched this whole BP lot take turns blowing games. Flip a coin!
Narron's contract is not the problem.... it's simply a lack of talent on that field in particular areas
that I feel this FO knows about and acknowledges. But there is not too much they can do about it during the heat of the season due to availability, and not too many spectacular trades went down at/by the trading deadline.
IMO... they are throwing bodies out there to try and hold this thing together and give us a shot.
The major problems are gonna have to be addressed in the off-season.
Our problem is still the same it has always been.... mediocre pitching (slightly improved) and defense.