Reds manager Dusty Baker said the current turnover being experienced in the Reds front office - the team has had four general managers in six years - cannot be sustained if the team is to become successful.
"Good organizations keep a lot of the same people for a period of time if they're working well together," he said.
Not so sure I agree with Dusty there. The Cincinnati Bengals have had more stability in their organization than just about anyone and look what they have to show for it.
I could tell a year into OB's reign as GM that he wasn't going to cut it and needed to be fired yet many said "it's too early." I'd also argue that Bowden should have been fired sooner.
Therefore I'm fine with this firing. Walt Jocketty has the best resume of any Reds GM since Bob Howsome and he has a track record with BC.