Originally Posted by MartyFan
I agree, Valentine would be a good guy to give a call too...also, Davey Johnson...Duncan would be interesting...NO WAY DO I WANT TONY LARUSSA.
I'm not enamored with Joe G but he got results with the Marlins and I think he would be good for some of the fragile emotions on this team.
As much as I would love to see Girardi as manager, its not going to happen.
When you have a manager that is coming off a manager of the year in his first year, you know for a fact that he is going to be able to literally pick and choose where he wants to go, especially if the Yankees, Cubs, or White Sox come a calling.
Girardi turned down Baltimore, which isn't much of an upgrade from the Reds. You can make the case that he didnt want to contend with the Yankees and Red Sox payrolls, but I think he wants to win now, and with the Orioles is the same as the Reds, it isnt going to happen immediately.
Whoever we get should plan on going through a rebuilding phase. Odds are whoever is hired will be somebody who is good with coaching younger players. I sincerely doubt you will see somebody like Tony LaRussa, Davey Johnson, etc don a Reds uniform because of this.