Re: Who do you want to be the next Reds manager?
I guess I'll disagree with you WVRedsFan. I like MacKinan and remember when he was a hot prospective manager until he dissed Marge and - this is the game of the "owner's club" - he promptly became persona non grata for a few years to all owners. He has an impressive resume, too, as WK alluded, for a 'new' manager. I'm arguing that simply because the last 2 in house candidates were the wrong choice doesn't mean that Pete is. That said, I don't want him rubber stamped but want an all out search and interview process with Pete included as one of the candidates. Don't dismiss him out of hand, don't extend him just because he's a "company man" either. If WK and Cast hear all the interviewees and compare, and conclude that baseball-wise, not dollar-wise, that MacKanin is the best man for the job then I'm all for it. Just to rhetorically remark he's not the right guy is just as blind as all the love for Girardi, which frankly, I'm at a loss to comprehend. Davey Johnson intrigues me,as does Valentine, but I have to wonder if either would be interested. I think the LaRussa-Jocketty thing is a smokescreen, but Ozzie might be a kick in the seat of the pants for a few players- he'd sure be fun anyway.