Originally Posted by bounty37h
I am a big UNC fan, and our football team has been similar to the Reds lately, stinking it up to summarize. Last year, they decided to fire the head coach in season, but let him finish out the year. That way, they could go ahead and start talking to replacement prospects, and didnt get stuck in the "interm did better, so lets sut stick with him" situation. They ended up getting Butch Davis, one of the best coaches available, and on top of it, won the last few games still under the old coach, as it lifted the cloud over them of not knowing whats going on, and kind of gave them a boost. Could something like this benefit the Reds in this situation?
Something like this might work, but I have a hard time believing the players would give all their effort to a manager who is all but gone. (Actually, that is the current state of the Reds if you think about it.)