Originally Posted by Cedric
The quotes I read today reek of a complete power play. Dusty wants to hear from Chapman about him wanting to close? He is playing his buddies in Hal and John Fay like a fiddle. I just hope Walt gets the final call and this doesn't become a power struggle. I would hate for the Reds to lose Jocketty as a general manager because of Dusty Baker.
Dusty has been manipulating and sabotaging this from the beginning of camp, IMO.
Reds manager Dusty Baker was glad Chapman spoke up.
"I was going to talk to him after he pitched today for the purpose," Baker said. "You hear all kinds of stuff - from his camp, people talking, everyone thinks they're in the know. We were going to do what's best for the organization and for him, but it makes it a lot easier when you get the person's blessing."