Re: Reds Managerial Obit for Jerry Narron "Baseball Guy"
Narron has no rope left. I think Krivsky still has some rope. The expectations for Krivsky were sky high after his initial success with the Arroyo deal. Through some of his clunkers, he has dramatically lowered expectations, including with his apparent failure to notice the lack of a RH offensive threat in the lineup and his apparent inability to build a bullpen through 10 million moves. Still, Krivsky has done well with the acquistions of Arroyo, Phillips, Hamilton and resigning of Dunn. He deserves some rope. Narron's chief accomplishment is overachieving for half of last season -- an accomplishment that is counterbalanced by the fact that a little softer crash at the end might have won the woefully easy to win Central last year.