Re: Let the Sweet Lou rumors begin....
There hasn't been much Hot Stove news for the Reds, but here's an ember for fans: Former Reds manager Lou Piniella was in Cincinnati on Monday and was spotted in the downtown building where potential new owner Robert Castellini's offices are located.
Castellini is in the process of buying the Reds. Alan Nero, Piniella's agent, confirmed that Piniella was in Cincinnati.
"He was visiting friends," Nero told a St. Petersburg Times reporter. "Nothing is imminent, believe me."
Piniella managed the Tampa Bay Devils Rays last season. He was let out of his contract to pursue other opportunities.
Reds manager Jerry Narron is under a 1-year contract, as is general manager Dan O'Brien.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98