Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
Please. No more Dave Mileys or Jerry Narrons. Get a guy that has experience at the MLB level who has won. We've tried hiring an assistant and a successful minor league manager and the result has been lots of losing.
There is a difference between hiring a minor leage journeyman like Miley or a retread like Narron and hiring a hot up and coming name on the market. At one point, David Bell was reportedly a rising star as a manager, not sure if he has cooled. A couple other names in the organization to keep an eye on might be Delino Deshields and of course Corky Miller. Jim Riggleman is more an example of the journeyman type that I wouldn't be interested in. If he gets a major league coaching gig, I wouldn't be surprised to see managers in the system bumped up a level with Corky getting a shot to start his managerial career somewhere in the low minors.
Another posiibilty that wouldn't surprise me, if Baker should decide to step down, is Bryan Price. The Reds already have his replacement in place with Mack Jenkins serving as assistant pitching coach. Price slides in to the top spot, Jenkins becomes the pitching coach and maybe Corky slides into Jenkins current role (and mentors Mes as well). Nobody really knows, but it just seems like Price is the organization's choice (IIRC he was Walt's only hire among the current staff) and adding Jenkins to the mix to assume some of Price's duties may be a move to free Price for bigger and better things. Just reading the tea leaves and that could be way off base, but its fun to speculate.