Re: Off-Season, Off-Feild Focus
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I honestly wish Miley was back in our organization in the minors. He seemed to help us with player development. I could be completely off base though.
We REALLY need to address Jerry Narron. We win in spite of him. I think we also need to address bench coaches, that can offset Jerry Narron, if he is to remain our manager.
Our scouting staff as a whole needs to be revamped. I'm not impressed with anything we've drafted not named Adam Dunn or Austin Kearns. The jury is still out on Homer Bailey. Our advance scouting is lacking, as verified by TC, but it didn't take him to open our eyes to this glaring weakness. Other teams scout us better than we scout ourselves. Great problem to have....
The marketing department needs to get fans in the seats. The $1 dog nights are cute, but we really need to do something better to get this city more behind our team.
The PR department is doing a better job getting RedsFest started back up, but the Reds really don't have a community feel, to me. Taxpayers paid for their park, let's give back to the taxpayers. The PR department should reach out to the community.
Marty will mostly likely be in the booth until he's dead. That's fine. I can deal with him, although he's increasingly becoming the bitter old man in the booth. Should prove interesting to see who joins him in the booth. As for GG and CW, I don't see FSN dumping them anytime soon. Do I wish we had better announcers? Sure. Do I see use getting better announcers? God no.
Being the oldest franchise in baseball history, you would think we'd get our crap together and know how to run a major league franchise, but this organization seems to always fall short. Hopefully, with new ownership, we will see improvements, but do some of us really have a 3 year patience window to realize any changes?